How the L300 Plus System Works
Regain a More Natural Walking Pattern.
The L300 Plus System stimulates the appropriate nerves and muscles of the upper and lower leg and helps reeducate brain signals, to help restore function in weak or paralyzed muscles.
The difference between the L300 Foot Drop System and the L300 Plus System is the addition of the thigh cuff for a more natural walking pattern and to correct thigh weakness.
The leg cuff, combined with the thigh cuff, produce an electrical current to activate and contract specific leg muscles to help control leg and foot movement. This makes it easier to walk with increased speed and improved balance.1
Precision Electrical Stimulation
The system applies electrical stimulation in a precise sequence, which then activates the muscles and nerves to lift the foot and bend or extend the knee. The result is a more natural walking pattern (gait) combined with enhanced stability and confidence.
L300 Plus System Components
The L300 Foot Drop System has four main parts that communicate wirelessly with each other.
1. Functional Stimulation Leg Cuff
The L300 leg cuff is a small, light-weight device that fits just below the knee and contains electrodes which deliver stimulation where it helps you most.
2. Functional Stimulation Thigh Cuff
The Functional Stimulation Thigh Cuff is an innovative and lightweight neuroprosthesis that is positioned onto the thigh for stimulation of either the hamstring or quadricep muscles. The thigh cuff also contains integrated electrodes. Its low profile design allows you to wear it under most clothing. The thigh cuff is designed to work in unison with the L300 leg cuff to assist with standing, walking and stability.
3. Intelli-Sense Gait Sensor
The gait sensor attaches to your shoe and lets the leg cuff know if your heel is on the ground or in the air.
4. Wireless Control Unit
The hand-held remote control lets you adjust the level of stimulation and turn the unit on and off. The controller can be carried in your pocket, bag or purse.
1. Hausdorff JM, Ring H. 2006. The effect of the NESS L300 neuroprosthesis on gait stability and symmetry (abstract included in CSM 2007 Platform Presentations). J Neurol Phys Ther. 30(4):198.