Walkaide FES systems for foot drop

Dynamic FES for Neuro Rehabilitation

The WalkAide System is an advanced Functional Electrical (FES) Stimulation System for the treatment of Foot Drop caused by upper motor neuron injury such as:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Utilizing a tilt sensor and accelerometer technology, the WalkAide stimulates the common peroneal nerve to lift the foot at the right time during the gait cycle, prompting a more natural, efficient, and safe walking pattern. WalkAide users have the freedom to walk with or without footwear, up and down the stairs, and all directions.

Effective from Acute to Post-Rehab Care

Using the WalkAide in all stages of neuro rehabilitation provides the therapist a valuable tool to promote optimal patient outcomes.

  • Improve walking speed with less fatigue
  • Improve gait quality
  • Reduce atrophy
  • Improve circulation, muscle condition, and bone density
  • Promote Neuroplasticity

Options for Rehab Use:

Tilt Mode

  • Gait Training: Maximize patient handling while increasing sensorimotor input
  • Swing: Enhance motor learning through repeated, forced use during open chain activities (swing)
  • Random Practice: Improve gait on all surfaces and generalize to varying environments
  • Biofeedback: Use audible feedback during stimulation to promote tibial translation

Hand Mode

  • Pre-Gait Skills: Practice weight shifting to improve transition between
  • Pre-Gait Skills: Practice weight shifting to improve transition between extensor and flexor tone
  • Blocked Practice: Use controlled stepping and swing initiation in early gait training
  • Gait Training: Manage dorsiflexion for safe steps during ambulation
  • Exercise and Gait: Vary durations of stimulation to assist, challenge and progress activities

Heel Mode

  • Functional Activities: Cue forward weight shifting in sitting and assist with sit-to-stand transfers
  • Pre-Gait Skills: Teach controlled weight shifting side-to-side and with stepping forward and back
  • Early Gait Training: Walk in parallel bars or for short distances to improve motor control

Exercise Mode

  • Bedside Therapy: Enhance movement, circulation, strength, etc.
  • Rehab and Home Exercise: Build muscle strength and endurance, increase ROM, normalize tone, etc.
  • Neuromuscular Re-education: Promote learning via sensory feedback from consistent, repetitive and functional movement

WalkAnalyst 5.1.0

he WalkAnalyst 5.1.0 combines powerful analytical features with intuitive programming to help make WalkAide fitting and programming easy and efficient for you and your patients. It is specially designed to help you attain good clinical outcomes with the WalkAide, whether you're a WalkAide "expert" or you use the technology less frequently. The WalkAnalyst 5.1.0 offers several user-friendly features and options:

  • Express Adult & Express Pediatric programming allow for faster patient fitting.
  • One click changes from to tilt to hand or heel stimulation modes.
  • Easily adjust, transfer or recover programs.
  • Collect objective measures during 10 Meter and 6 Minute Walk Tests.
  • Use with Windows 7, 8 or 10 as well as tablets with touch screen capabilities

WalkAide Lasting Change:

The WalkAide can replace the traditional foot brace to re-engage a person’s existing nerve pathways and muscles. The recruitment of existing muscles results in reduction in atrophy and walking fatigue, common side effects of bracing.

Competitive Advantages

WalkAide features competitive advantages not found in other FES systems.

  • Self-contained system: Designed for reproducible results, easy application and maintenance
  • Single battery operation: Operates up to 30 days on one AA battery, with no need for nightly recharges
  • Inclinometer and accelerometer: Accurately analyze lower leg movement to help promote a natural walking pattern
  • Freedom of choice: Wear almost any type of shoe, or no shoes at all
  • Durability: Durable equipment with a 2 year WalkAide limited warranty

Along with decades of research supporting the use of FES, there are more than 20 clinical trials and 15 years of research evidence specifically noting the benefits of The WalkAide® System.

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