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The WalkAide system is indicated for patients who exhibit foot drop caused by upper motor neuron injuries or central nerves system (CNS) disorders. If you experience foot drop due to any of the conditions listed below, then the WalkAide may be right for you:

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Stroke (CVA)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


If you have history of seizure or have an implantable pacemaker, you should not use the WalkAide, unless directed otherwise by your physician.


Easy one-handed operation and application

Small, self-contained unit

Does not require orthopedic or special shoes

May be worn barefoot or with slippers

Low-profile and low power consumption (AA battery-operated)

Minimal contact means minimal discomfort with reduced perspiration

Improve circulation, reduce atrophy, improve voluntary control and increase joint range of motion


WalkAide vs Ankle-Foot-Orthosis

Traditionally, foot drop is treated with bracing using an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The passive treatement offered by AFOs do not promote active use of neuromuscular systems and also limits ankle range of motion (ROM). In addition, AFOs can be uncomfortable, bulky, and, if poorly fitted, produce areas of pressure and tissue breakdown. The WalkAide may replace the traditional AFO to re-engage a person's existing nerve pathways and muscles.Using the WalkAide, in most cases, frees the patient from AFO restrictions.

The recruitment of existing muscles results in reduction of atrophy and walking fatigue – a common side effect of foot bracing. WalkAide users have the freedom to walk with or without footwear, up and down the stairs, and even sidestep

A comparison of the benefits of functional electrical stimular (Walkaide) against that of AFO is shown in the table below:



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