The WalkAide II is an advanced functional electrical stimulation (FES) system for the treatment of drop foot. Designed to improve walking for individuals with the inability to safely and effectively clear their toes from the ground, the WalkAide II uses FES to assist healthy nerves and muscles.
Why would I need to wear a WalkAide 2?
The WalkAide 2 Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) device is the 2nd generation of the original WalkAide which has helped thousands of people globally walk with greater confidence and safety. It is worn by people that are experiencing a condition called foot drop which is caused by lower limb muscle and nerve injuries, muscle disorders, and brain and spinal disorders. As a result, people will experience difficulty lifting their feet whilst walking which is where the WalkAide 2 device assists.
How does it work?
With each subsequent step, the WalkAide II sends gentle, electrical impulses to nerves in the leg that tell the muscles to lift the toes. How does it know when to stimulate? Well, whilst wearing the WalkAide II on the lower leg, an internal sensor identifies the leg motion and speed as the person takes just a few steps and then uses that information to create a customised walking program. Stimulation timing adjusts to accommodate changes in walking speed in real-time, ensuring appropriate stimulation with every step and enabling the user’s toes to clear the ground throughout their gait. Walking and training program adjustments can be made by the user to promote optimal results.
- Splashproof (IP66)
- Self-contained system
- Bluetooth capability
- Slim, lightweight design
- Universal ‘One size’ fit
- 2 Year warranty
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
- Familial/Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
The WalkAide II is a one size fits all device but can be extended with a Cuff Strap Extender. Please see below for ordering details.