Bioness Inc has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new NESS L300 Plus system, which combines the company’s NESS L300 Foot Drop System with a thigh stimulation cuff, to provide knee flexion and extension in addition to ankle dorsiflexion during gait.
The NESS L300 Plus is intended for persons who have upper motor neuron injury, such as foot drop, resulting from stroke, TBI, or other conditions. The device also may facilitate muscle re-education and help prevent or retard muscle atrophy, maintain or increase range of motion, and increase local blood flow.
Designed to extend the capabilities of the company’s NESS L300 foot drop system, the new device is built to also stimulate the muscles of the thigh. The thigh stimulation cuff, synchronized with a wireless heel sensor to detect when the foot is on or off the ground, controls the knee, making it easier to walk.