How WalkAide Works
WalkAide® is an intelligent Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES) system, meaning that it uses electric currents to activate nerves.
The WalkAide System houses an accelerometer, which analyzes movement in your leg and foot. When it senses that you are taking a step, it automatically sends a gentle electric signal to your peroneal nerve. This causes your toes to lift, and your foot to bend in time with your natural step. The result is a smoother, more natural and safer walking motion.*
Big Results in a Small Package
Although highly advanced, WalkAide is surprisingly small and easy to use. It consists of a battery-operated, single-channel electrical stimulator, two electrodes and electrode leads. With WalkAide's patented Tilt Sensor technology, most users do not require additional external wiring or remote heel sensors.
WalkAide is worn directly on your leg. Because it is not implanted underneath the skin, no surgery is involved. A special flexible cuff holds the system comfortably in place, where it can be worn discreetly under most clothing.
1. Visual Indicator helps accurately align the WalkAide System for consistent positioning
2. Electrode Locators help ensure precise electrode placement every time for optimized stimulation
3. Single Battery Operation operates up to 30 days on one AA battery, with no need for nightly recharges
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*Because WalkAide targets the peroneal nerve, the technology may not be appropriate for patients with damage to this nerve. It may also be inappropriate for patients with pacemakers or those who suffer from seizures.