Dropfoot(also known as drop foot, foot drop and footdrop) is a condition characterized by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot. It causes a person to either drag the foot and toes or engage in a high-stepping walk called steppage gait. A significant number of individuals – men and women, young and old – experience difficulty with the most simple day-to-day activities because of mobility dysfunctions such as peroneal nerve palsy that lead to dropfoot. WalkAide was designed to restore mobility to those individuals seeking a return to independence.
Foot Drop System (Foot Drop Stimulator ) is an FES (Functional Electrical stimulation) device for foot drop treatment.
Foot Drop System XFT-2001D is a single channel, tilt or foot sensor switch controlled
neuromuscular stimulator designed to correct dropped foot. Self adhesive skin electrodes are placed on the side of the leg over a nerve called the common peroneal.
Stimulation causes the foot to lift (dorsiflexion) and tilt slightly (eversion). Stimulation also can be timed to walking by using a pressure switch placed in the shoe under the heel. Stimulation begins when the heel is lifted from the ground and ends just after heel strike. Stimulation causes the foot to lift and stabilises the ankle when the foot is returned to the ground.
Regular use of the Foot Drop System XFT-2001D will give:
Improved ground clearance;
Reduced tripping and falls;
Reduced compensatory movements such as hip hitching or circumduction (swing the leg out side ways);
Reduced effort of walking;
Reduced spasticity in the calf and quadriceps muscle;
Increased walking speed;
Heel strike with eversion;
Improves the position of the foot in weight bearing resulting in greater stability in stance;
Greater walking range of mobility;
Greater safety, confidence and independence while walking;
Long term therapeutic benefit resulting in improved unaided walk .
Latest Foot Drop System
Type BF Equipment
DC3.7V, rechargeable lithium battery
100-300 microseconds (±10%)
16.7-40 Hz (±10%)
Asymmetrical balanced biphasic wave
75 x 70 x 10mm
All XFT products are provided with one year warranty starting from the date of purchasing.