Drop foot is a pain. Living with it doesn't have to be.
Why Step Sensor?
Ankle-foot orthoses are bulky, noticeable and make wearing a variety of shoes difficult. Many people feel that these devices have limited benefits in exchange for the tradeoffs listed above. Intellinetix Step Sensor answers the call for an affordably-priced, lightweight, comfortable and intelligent device for patients with drop foot.
Available without a prescription, Step Sensor is a new alternative to help reduce the trips, falls and toe dragging typically associated with drop foot.
What makes Step Sensor different from other devices?
Unlike ankle-foot orthoses that are clunky and at times, uncomfortable, Step Sensor is minimalist in its approach. Simply adhere the pressure switch to the insole of your shoe, beneath your heel, and wrap the vibrating band around your leg just below the knee. A gentle vibration will occur when your heel strikes the ground, fostering increased confidence in your gait and providing a subtle, yet effective, reminder to lift your toe.
What about periods of standing?
Step Sensor is an intelligent device. If you are standing for a period of time – in line at the grocery store, giving a standing ovation at a performance or cheering your favorite team to victory – Step Sensor knows it. Rather than bother you with a constant buzz, Step Sensor will realize you are at rest and will wait for your cue to vibrate again. The product works seamlessly with you as you move and go about your daily life – nothing extra for you to remember or do.
Is this a TENS unit?
We’re glad you asked. It’s not. Step Sensor utilizes small vibrating motors. Unlike TENS, which is not recommended for people with pacemakers, Step Sensor can be used by just about any adult with drop foot.
Be sure and discuss your individual use of Step Sensor with your doctor.
Applies easily with hook and loop closure
Provides a gentle reminder in the form of vibration as user takes a step
Fits discreetly inside athletic or dress shoes
May reduce falls and tripping