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Table 7: Mobility Aids for Individuals with MS (cont.)
Device

Indications for Use

Types

Motorized
Scooters

* For individuals who can ambulate fully but need
assistance for long distances or when fatigued
* May be broken down to get into the trunk of a
car, but pieces are still large and may weigh up
to 30 pounds
* No ability to modify if individual's needs change

* 3-wheeled
* 4-wheeled (greater stability)

Power
Wheelchairs

* Provide mobility but also any need for proper
seating
* Can have optional power seating functions that
allow leg rests to be elevated or seat to lift, tilt,
or recline
* Can be modified if individual's needs change

* Numerous options available;
range from basic chairs with
captain's seating through
chairs with complex seating
and positioning options
* Mid-wheel, rear-wheel, or
front-wheel drive)

Table 8: Ambulatory Assistive Devices
Device

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Description

L300 GO
(www.bioness.com)

* 3-axis gyroscope
* Accelerometer embedded in the stimulator to monitor movement
* Deploy electrical stimulation within .01 seconds of detecting a gait event

L300 Plus for foot
drop plus thigh
weakness
(www.bioness.com)

* As above, but provides additional stimulation that can be programmed for
activation of quadriceps or hamstrings to aid in knee control

Walk-Aide Wireless
FES
(www.walkaide.com)

*
*
*
*

Hip Flexion Assist
Device (HFAD)

* For individuals who are experiencing hip flexor weakness
* HFAD is designed to improve walking by assisting hip flexion, as well as
knee flexion (knee bend) and ankle dorsiflexion (foot lift)

Dictus Band or
Foot-up

* Ankle strap with band that provides dorsiflexion assist by attaching to
anchor point on shoe

Carbon Fiber or
Traditional
Ankle-Foot Orthosis
(AFO)

* Can be prefabricated or custom made
* Carbon fiber are lighter weight and usually prefabricated
* Custom AFOs can have solid ankle or articulating ankle; ankle angle can
influence knee control

Knee Braces

* Used to control genu recurvatum (knee hyperextension)
* Examples include Swedish knee cage and OrthoPro HyperEX Knee Orthosis

Needs to be fitted and customized by a trained professional
Walk-Aide communicates using Bluetooth wireless technology
Battery-operated single channel
Utilizes a "tilt sensor" to control stimulation during normal gait

Mobility


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