When the foot and ankle muscles become weak or paralyzed and walking becomes difficult, it’s called foot drop. The condition is caused by an illness or injury. Stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy are common causes.
The NESS L300 Foot Drop System by Bioness is an advanced functional electronic simulation (FES) system that sends low-level electrical impulses to the common peroneal nerve in your leg, stimulating muscles to lift your foot. While you’re walking, it automatically senses your foot position, terrain changes and your walking speed, helping you achieve a more natural gait.
You can wear the NESS L300 under most clothing and with most shoes. The system consists of three small components that communicate with each other wirelessly. When you lift your heel, the Intelli-Sense Gait SensorTM sends wireless signals to the leg cuff which stimulates the nerves to contract the muscles that lift your foot while walking.
To be assessed for foot drop, contact us.