Ottobock UK bring the Bioness L300 Go functional electronic stimulator (FES) system for drop foot and gait rehabilitation to the UK market.

The L300 Go system for patients with drop foot (e.g. after a stroke) is based on the principle of functional electrical stimulation (FES.) Providing support for instability of the knee, the system 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, this 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. A 3-axis gyroscope and acceleration sensors monitor movement patterns in all three planes.

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

Ottobock has been the exclusive distributor of the new FES generation from Bioness as the company’s strategic partner since September 2017. Based in California, Bioness is the leader in the field of functional electrical stimulation (FES) technologies. For more information on Ottobock’s range of innovative solutions please contact bockuk@ottobock.com or call us on 01784 744900.