The WalkAide system is indicated for patients who exhibit foot drop caused by upper motor neuron injuries or central nerves system (CNS) disorders. It utilizes patented tilt sensor technology and functional electrical stimulation (FES) to analyze the movement of the leg and stimulate the appropriate nerves, prompting the foot to lift with every step. The gentle electrical impulses produced by WalkAide activate the muscles to raise the foot at the appropriate time during the step cycle, creating a more natural and efficient walking pattern.
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Specializing in the field of functional electrical stimulation, Innovative Neurotronics, Inc. identifies emerging Myo-Orthotics Technologies™ developed at research centers and universities throughout the world that use neuromuscular stimulation to improve the functionality of an impaired limb. The company’s first product, the WalkAide® System, earned Frost & Sullivan’s prestigious 2006 U.S. Orthopedics Product of the Year Award for being particularly innovative and superior to other offerings in this sector. Innovative Neurotronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE:HGR), the world’s largest provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care.