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Odstock ODFS Pace

What is the ODFS Pace?

The ODFS Pace is a versatile single channel drop foot stimulator. 
 It uses a pressure sensor under the foot to trigger stimulation during the gait cycle and a pair of surface electrodes to deliver electrical stimulation to the peripheral nervous system.

How does it work?

The basic system uses wires to connect the footswitch and electrodes to the device. It can be worn on a belt, in a pocket or strapped around the leg. A wireless version is also available which eliminates the lead from the footswitch.  A leg cuff option means the device can be worn below the knee and this incorporates the surface electrodes.

Pre-programmed protocols enable the device to be set up very quickly for a variety of rehabilitation applications (supervised by a trained clinician) in addition to drop-foot stimulation including: 

  • Muscle activation during the gait cycle: calf, hamstrings, gluteals
  • Sustained muscle activation during weight transfer in standing and potentially sitting
  • Exercise stimulation in sitting, lying at home or on the go
  • Upper limb rehab with the sensor triggered by a clinician or patient using hand pressure

Who can benefit from using it?

People who have suffered a stroke or brain injury, or are living with conditions such as MS, or incomplete paralysis often experience drop foot which can inhibit their ability to walk. 

The ODFS pace is designed to lift the foot during gait improving the gait pattern reducing the effort and making walking safer.  The device is suitable for individuals looking to purchase a cost effective, reliable drop foot stimulator or a single channel functional stimulator for activation of other muscles during the gait cycle.

The leg cuff comes with 3 strap sizes, but a single sized shell and is suitable for adults and children.


What services do Hobbs offer?

This is a very cost effective, adaptable device and is available for assessment and short-term loan as a rehab tool and prior to self purchase.

All FES devices need the set-up and supervision of a trained clinician who can ensure that the right choices are made and the best outcomes are achieved, initially and over time, as clinical changes occur. 

Please contact Joe Green via joegreen@hobbsrehabilitation.co.uk to discuss your individual requirements.

More details of the ODFS Pace system can be found here.

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