WalkAide system is a
sophisticated medical device. It uses
advanced tilt sensor technology to analyse
the movement of your leg. This tilt sensor
adjust the timing of stimulation for every
step. The system sends electrical signals
or stimulation to the peroneal nerve, which
controls movement in your ankle and foot.
These gentle electrical impulses activate
the muscles to raise your foot at the appropriate
time during the step cycle, creating a more
natural and efficient walking pattern.
Although highly-advanced, WalkAide is surprisingly
small and easy to use. It consists of a AA
battery-operated, single-channel electrical
electrodes, and electrode leads. WalkAide is applied directly to the leg — not
implanted underneath the skin — which means no surgery is involved. A cuff
holds the system comfortably in place, and it can be worn discreetly under most
clothing. With the WalkAide’s patented Tilt Sensor technology, most users
do not require additional external wiring or remote heel sensors.
for individual walking pattern
WalkAide is not a one size fits all device. Rather, a specially trained medical
professional is required to customise and fit the WalkAide. Using WalkAnalyst,
multifaceted computer software program, the clinician can tailor WalkAide to
according to an individual's
walking pattern for optimal effectiveness.
mode for home use
In addition to walking assistance, the WalkAide system includes a pre-programmable
exercise mode that allows a user to exercise his/her muscles while resting for
a set period of time as prescribed.