We were invited back to Concentric Rehabilitation at Midlands, WA in December for a trial of the INCEDO walking rehabilitation device by Nordic NeuroSTIM.
INCEDO is a portable reflex-based electrical therapy device that stimulates the patient’s own physiological withdrawal reflex through electrical stimulation. It sustainably improves walking speed and augments conventional gait training methods for hemiparetic patients.
An electrical stimulus to the sole of the foot is synchronised with each step which evokes a reflex as the patient relieves the foot, thus assisting in lifting and performing the step. The step-synchronised electrical stimulation of the reflex arc during gait training promotes faster re-learning of natural walking and helps users achieve a higher walking speed. Unlike drop-foot stimulators, the INCEDO promotes neuroplasticity through stimulation of both the afferent and efferent pathways to promote independence and faster automation of walking.
In this video, we compare the differences of stimulation ON and stimulation OFF in the user who is eight to nine months into gait-retraining. Enhanced synergistic flexion of the ankle, knee and hip is observed when the INCEDO device is switched on. In addition, the user expressed his confidence in the device, which subsequently allowed him to ambulate outdoors while dual-tasking (counting backward from 100 in decrements of 3) without falling.
Thank you to Godfrey Asimwe and team at Concentric Midlands for being excellent hosts as always! Your expertise and knowledge in the field are crucial to the neuro-physiotherapy space and your important work help take your patients forward in their rehabilitation journey.
Learn more about how INCEDO can help your patients better with walk-training here.