The Latest Technology and Materials for Mobility
Functional Electrical Stimulation for Foot Drop
For people who have Cerebral Palsy (CP) or Multiple sclerosis (MS), or people who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) may be a solution to foot drop. The two FES devices we use in place of an AFO are the Walk Aide and Ness L300 by Bioness. These stimulate the peroneal nerve to cause the affected foot to raise at just the right moment in a person’s walking pattern.
Carbon Fiber in Braces
Carbon Fiber is extremely lightweight and strong. It can be used instead of plastic in ankle-foot braces and other orthotic and prosthetic devices. Carbon Fiber even springs back when pushed, so it can offer some energy return for the AFO user.