WalkAide in O&P 

The New WalkAide System:
The Dynamic Alternative to Bracing

 
The WalkAide can replace the traditional foot brace to re-engage a person's existing nerve pathways and muscles.

The recruitment of existing muscles results in reduction of atrophy and walking fatigue – a common side effect of foot bracing.

The WalkAide System is an advanced Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) System for the treatment of Foot Drop caused by upper motor neuron injury such as:

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

Utilizing a patented tilt sensor technology, the WalkAide stimulates the common peroneal nerve to lift the foot at the right time during the gait cycle, prompting a more natural, efficient, and safe walking pattern. WalkAide users have the freedom to walk with or without footwear, up and down the stairs, and even sidestep.

Higher Standard of Care

The benefits of FES, as an active dorsiflexion assist system, are becoming more evident through published research, resulting in an increased demand for this technology in the medical community. The WalkAide is a dynamic therapeutic option that never stops working. Offering the WalkAide helps position your practice as a cutting-edge healthcare provider.




The Proven Clinical Outcomes

Help Improve the Way People Live, Play and Work

  • Improve walking speed with less fatigue
  • Improve gait quality
  • Reduce atrophy
  • Improve circulation, muscle condition, and bone density

Comparison of Benefits of Functional Electrical
Stimulation and Ankle Foot Orthosis for Foot Drop


AFO = ankle foot orthosis • FES = functional electrical stimulation • ROM = range of motion

 



 

The All-New
WalkAide System:
A New Level of Simplicity

The Most Advanced FES System Available

The WalkAide System features several technological advantages that simplify the treatment for both patient and clinician:

  • Self-contained system – Does not require the use of remotes, heel sensors or external wires
  • Single battery operation – Operates up to 30 days on one AA battery, with no need for nightly recharges
  • Patented Accelerometer – Accurately analyzes leg movement to help promote a natural walking pattern
  • Freedom in footwear option – Wear almost any type of shoe, or no shoes at all




The All-New WalkAide Bi-Flex Cuff

Accurate and Simple One-Handed Donning & Doffing.
Reproducible Outcome Both In Clinic and At Home.

The All-New WalkAnalyst 3.0

Full Analytical Functionality Delivered in a Simple Environment

  • 3-step programming – Reduce evaluation time significantly
  • Detailed gait analysis – For delivering superior results
  • Calculate walking speed – Track patient progress
  • Seamless Bluetooth connectivity – If you are disconnected during programming, you do not lose data
  • Better operating system compatibility – Windows 7 & Vista



 

Stronger Business Foundation

Successful integration of the WalkAide system can help a practice:

  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Create growth opportunity to offset uncertainty in the healthcare system
  • Establish new referral sources

Practices that have integrated the WalkAide system and continuously utilized this technology have benefited from new and strengthened referral relationships.

Home Assessment Program

Allow patient to trial the WalkAide within their own environment

  • Give your patient confidence by allowing them to experience for themselves the enhanced independence and mobility the WalkAide provides
  • Increase WalkAide adoption by letting your patients try it before they buy it
  • 7 out of 10 patients in the Home Assessment trials find that the WalkAide is right for them



WalkAide Technical Specifications

Size 8.2cm(H) x 6.1cm(W) x 2.1cm(T)
Weight 87.9 g
Power Source One 1.5 volt Alkaline AA battery (LR6)
Maximum Current 200 mA at 500 ohm; 121 mA at 1 K ohm
Maximum Voltage 121 V at 1 K ohm; <150 V at 1 M ohm
Number of Modes 2 - Exercise, Walking
Number of Channels 1
Pulse Type Asymmetrical Biphasic
Pulse Width 25-300 microseconds (Adjustable)
Frequency Range 16.7 – 33 Pulses Per Second (Adjustable)
Maximum Stimulation Period 3 seconds
Stimulation Trigger Source Tilt or Heel Sensor
Controls and Indicatiors - ON/OFF/Intensity; Stimulation, Exercise
- ErrorShipping
Shipping and Storage Conditions: Device (Long Term)
    Temperature: -4° – 140°F (-20° – +60° C)
    Relative Humidity: 95% max., non-condensing
Electrodes (Long Term)
    Temperature: 41° – 80.6°F (5° – +27° C)
    Humidity: 35 – 50%
Electrodes (Short Term - less than 1 month)
    Temperature: 32° – 104° F (0° – +40° C)
    Humidity: 35 – 50%