This state-of-the-art microprocessor-controlled knee joint utilizes a complex sensory system and sophisticated rule sets to mimic natural gait more closely than any other prosthetic knee. With multiple environmental inputs (including a gyroscope and an accelerometer), the Genium delivers unmatched functionality, including special features to help step over obstacles and ascend stairs. The Genium builds on the knowledge gained from experience with tens of thousands of C-Leg wearers and decades of development by Ottobock. The unique Genium technology is not a next-generation C-Leg, but is a sophisticated new technology platform that is built to gather exponentially more microprocessor inputs. This results in very precise responses. For the wearer, motion becomes intuitive. Barriers and obstacles become an unconscious part of life instead of an interruption. Whether making a fast turn-and-grab to catch up with a runaway toddler, changing speed dramatically or backing up to navigate a crowd, or simply stepping over an obstacle instead of going around, the Genium makes it all easier without risking stability.