Ottobock UK has launched the exclusive Bioness L300 Go functional electronic stimulator (FES) system for drop foot and gait rehabilitation in the UK.
Created by Californian-based Bioness, the L300 Go system for patients with foot drop (e.g. after a stroke) is based on the principle of functional electrical stimulation (FES).
Ottobock has been the exclusive distributor of the new FES generation and a strategic partner of Bioness since September 2017 and is now introducing the product into the UK.
In addition to electric stimulation, the device also provides support for instability of the knee and can be used for children as well as adults. Depending on the user’s individual needs, it is available as an independent lower leg system (L300 Go), as a combined lower leg and thigh system (L300 Go and L300 Go Plus Upgrade) and as an independent thigh system that uses a foot sensor (L300 Go Plus Stand Alone).
With 3D motion detection, multichannel stimulation, Bluetooth programming and a user app for mobile devices, Ottobock says the external stimulation system offers impressive features and benefits.
A new learning algorithm adapts to the changes in gait dynamics and deploys stimulation within 0.01 seconds; faster than a blink of the eye. The L300 Go controls dorsiflexion and inversion/eversion precisely with just a single electrode and a three-axis gyroscope & acceleration sensors monitor movement patterns in all three planes.
Key benefits at a glance:
- Fast, intuitive set-up for orthotists and therapists
- Multi-channel stimulation with a single electrode
- 3D motion detection for monitoring all three planes
- Optional foot sensor and remote control
- Analysis of results based on integrated 10 m gait test
- App lets users monitor their own therapy progress