Bioness offers award-winning medical devices designed to benefit people with Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy and Spinal Cord Injury. These products use Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to help people regain mobility and independence to improve quality of life and productivity.
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.
In 2011, Bioness released its latest innovation, 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.