Since 2007, the percentage of patients acquiring Bioness technologies through reimbursement has increased by over 25%.
Since 2009, individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury have been eligible for device coverage through Medicare.
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Clinical Data for Bioness Rehabilitation Systems
Research Shows the Effectiveness of This Revolutionary Technology
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.
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:
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.
A recent research study showed the L300 Foot Drop System may increase walking speed, improve stability, lower the incidence of falling and provide more confidence.1 Another study2 showed that the system offers significant improvements when compared to walking without it.
The results speak for themselves (walking with the L300 Food Drop System vs. without):
Chronic Stroke L300 Study2
24 patients with chronic hemiparesis (5.8 ± 5.2 yrs post) participated in an 8 week study using the L300 Foot Drop System
1. Hausdorff JM, Ring H. 2006. The effect of a new lower-limb neuroprosthesis on physical and social functioning. J Neurol Phys Ther. 30(4):207.
2. Hausdorff JM, Ring H. 2008. Effects of a new radio frequency-controlled neuroprosthesis on gait symmetry and rhythmicity in patients with chronic hemiparesis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 87(1):4-13.
- A 42-week study looking at the impact of the L300 Foot Drop System on sub-acute and chronic stroke was recently completed and is scheduled to be published early in 2014..
- The complete 30-week paper published in STROKE can be found HERE
- The results are compelling as the comfortable and fast walking speed increased 33% from baseline through 30-weeks. Patients achieved not only an orthotic effect but therapeutic carryover (motor relearning) as their walking speed increased when the L300 was removed.