February 18, 2008

New Device Helps Stroke Victims

There are some stroke victims and people that have neurological impairments that have to wear a leg brace due to having a condition where they can’t step heel first and have trouble walking without stumbling. A new system called the NESS L300 uses a sensor in the shoe to tell a wireless device, which is worn below the knee, when the heel is on or off the ground. The device would send electrical pulses to the leg nerve that controls lifting the foot so that some people could walk more naturally.

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