Saturday January 20th 2018

A comparison of the orthotic effect of the Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulator and the Walkaide functional electrical stimulation systems on energy cost…

Conclusions: This is the first pilot study to compare the effects of two different FES devices on walking. Further research recruiting a larger cohort of FES naive participants is needed. Implications for Rehabilitation Functional electrical stimulation (FES) used for foot drop in multiple sclerosis (MS) is effective in improving the speed of walking. The Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulator and the Walkaide have similar orthotic effects on the speed and energy cost of walking in people with MS. Further research is urgently needed to compare FES devices, recruiting treatment of naive participants for a fully powered RCT. PMID: 24628467 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology.)

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A comparison of the orthotic effect of the Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulator and the Walkaide functional electrical stimulation systems on energy cost…

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