Outpatient Therapy Referrals for Bioness: 706-823-8504
Walton Rehabilitation Health System is the official regional site for Bioness, an innovative system that, over time, can help patients regain fine motor skills and improve gait. Patients can benefit from Bioness both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Please read more about Bioness technology below, and be sure to visit their innovative website at:
Walton also offers free educational seminars on Bioness technology twice a year; for more information, call 706-434-0150.
Bioness H200 and L300
Bioness' innovative functional electrical stimulation (FES) systems help patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and incomplete spinal cord injury who are suffering from upper- and lower extremity paralysis. Bioness can help patients regain muscle control, giving them more function, more freedom, more life.
The NESS H200 Hand Rehabilitation System is easy to use and has been shown to facilitate return of hand function in patients at the acute phase of recovery following stroke and brain injury, as well as in select patients whose injuries are years old. The NESS H200 consists of a soft polymer fitting that rests over the patient's hand and forearm. The fitting has five embedded surface electrodes that, on command, stimulate the muscles in the hand and wrist to extend and flex. A separate control unit allows the clinician to program the system with a series of exercises customized for each patient. The NESS H200 can be used in the inpatient and outpatient setting, or can be self-administered in the home. Patients are encouraged to purchase the NESS H200 for home use to maximize rehabilitation.
The innovative NESS L300 Foot Drop System is the first FES system that is wireless, low profile, and lightweight. The system has three components: a gait sensor worn in the shoe, a wireless stimulating leg cuff worn below the knee, and a clinician-programmed control unit. When the gait sensor detects "heel off," it sends a message to the leg cuff, which then stimulates the leg muscles to lift the foot accordingly. The advanced Intelli-Sense Gait Sensor® technology of the NESS L300 Foot Drop System allows patients to achieve a more normalized gait on changing terrains and at varying speeds.