Clinical Data for Bioness Rehabilitation Systems
Research Shows the Effectiveness of This Revolutionary Technology
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
Neurologist, Richard C. Senelick, MD writes about the benefits of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to restore and improve functional abilities in the latest publication of US Neurology entitled, “Technological Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation – High Tech Marries High Touch”.
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Studies Show the Benefits of FES and the H200 System
An acute stroke study by Alon showed that a 12-week task-specific training protocol incorporating FES resulted in better functional recovery of the upper extremity in stroke survivors with mild to moderate paresis than task-specific training alone1.
- Individuals reported a significant decrease in tone in the elbow and wrist
- Statistically significant improvements were seen in selected hand function: simulated feeding time (34.8%), Light Object Lift time (44.9%), Heavy Object Lift time (40.9%), and time to complete the 9-Hole Peg Test (58.7%)
Clinical Evidence Suggests Significant Improvements in Hand Function and Daily Activities with the H200 System
A sub-acute stroke study by Ring assessed the use of the H200 System in daily therapy and showed significantly improved outcomes vs. a control group.
Ring and Colleagues Findings3:
- A six-week home-based H200 program resulted in significantly greater improvements in reduction of muscle spasms throughout the upper extremity and active range of motion in the shoulder and wrist
- In individuals with partial active motion of the hand, greater functional recovery of the upper extremity was demonstrated by statistically significant differences in all 4 functional hand tests
- All individuals that reported edema at onset in the H200 group demonstrated improvements
1. Alon G, et al. 2007 Neurorehabil Neur Repair. 21(3)207-215.
2. Ring H, et. al. 2005. J Rehabil Med. 37:32-36.
3. Ring H, et. al. 2005. J Rehabil Med. 37:32-36.