Bioness is the leading provider of innovative technologies helping people regain mobility and independence. Bioness solutions include functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems, robotic systems and software based therapy programs providing functional and therapeutic benefits for individuals affected by central nervous system disorders and orthopedic injuries.
History of Bioness
In 2004, a group of visionary leaders established Bioness Inc. to help individuals with neurological impairments regain their independence. With the support of entrepreneur and philanthropist Alfred E. Mann, Bioness was formed to develop and distribute neuromodulation devices into the field of rehabilitation.
Bioness partnered with NESS Ltd. to launch two devices in the United States: the H200 Hand Rehabilitation System to help those with upper limb impairments and the L300 Foot Drop System to assist those with foot drop regain a more normal gait. In January 2008, Bioness took this partnership a step further by acquiring NESS Ltd., enabling Bioness to bring together its new products undergoing development with the NESS commercial products.
- Bioness released the L300 Plus for Thigh Weakness. The L300 Plus System builds on the success of the L300 Foot Drop System by adding a thigh cuff to give patients greater control over bending and straightening the knee, which may help them walk more naturally.
- Bioness released the H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System.
- Bioness received FDA clearance to market the L300 Foot Drop System for pediatric use.
- 30-week FASTEST study results, looking at the impact of the L300 compared to the standard of care in sub-acute and chronic stroke, are published in Stroke.
- Bioness released the Vector Gait and Safety System, a dynamic, zero footprint, overground rehab systeml designed to off-load a precise amout of body weight during physical and occupational therapy.
- Bioness is awarded the prestigeous Gold Medal in Medical Design and Excellence Award (MDEA) competition.
- FASTEST study results, looking at the impact of the L300 in sub-acute and chronic stroke, are published in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R).
- Bioness released the Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) to evaluate and improve ability and performance in those with disabilities and competitive athletes.