Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) technology applies small electrical charges to a nerve, creating stimulation that then activates a weakened or paralysed muscle.
The Bioness Go was designed to aid muscle movement in the lower limbs, enabling the user to lift their foot off the ground with ease.
The cuff-like device is attached to the leg and uses 3D Motion Detection to accurately monitor the leg movement. The device then provides stimulation at the exact moment you need it to successfully lift and clear your foot at various walking speeds and on uneven terrains.
This innovative technology can be used without a heel switch, so users can walk barefoot or wear their favourite shoes! And the 3D Motion Detection technology means the Bioness Go is remote-free, so, it offers unmatched independence and freedom.
The Bioness Go was designed to help individuals that suffers from foot drop (also known as drop foot). this form of technology is used in foot drop caused by a central cause (brain or spine) but who have a intact peripheral nervous system.
Medical conditions, including: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, cerebral palsy, may benefit from this treatment for foot drop. There has been evidence that FES can also help with freezing and bradykineia associated with Parkinsons Disease.
For conditions such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Polio, Motor Neurone Disease or Guillian-Barre syndrome FES is not indicated but we can help find the right device for you with our partner Blachfords Orthotics.
The key benefits of the Bioness Go include:
Key benefits of walking for health: