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    New Fes Walking Therapy Proposal

    Hi,

    I would like to hear your opinions and ideas about my proposal how to combine old (Parastep) and new (FES Garment pants) and all
    based on some results and Ideas from Kunming continuous 6-6-6 walking program - but targeting Incomplete injuries!.
    I was able to connect people from Parastep and Myant company (makers of FES garment) and they
    are working on this new therapeutic module.
    Please, see details on my Blog MiracleofWalk.com

    I have setup this proposal related to my needs the way how I envision this would work for me.
    But this is obviously very customizable solution.

    To put all elements together and test this therapy I would need to organize fundraising and any idea
    how I can do this, the most effective way, would be highly appreciated!

    If Dr. Wise Young can review & comment this New walking therapy proposal - it will be very helpful!
    Thank you all !
    www.MiracleofWalk.com

    Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary
    to what we know about nature
    Saint Augustine

    #2
    The Indego was supposed to incorporate FES to the exoskeleton.
    The reason I moved from the ReWalk to the Indego.
    For me anyway the Indego was a better exoskeleton, but still no FES... I'm still waiting !

    http://www.indego.com

    Talks about their FES.
    http://www.indego.com/parkerimages/Indego/Images/2014%20ASCIP-ISCOS%20Indego%20Presentations.pdf

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    • comad
      comad commented
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      Thank you for this input!

    #3
    Dr. Young is most unlikely to see or respond to your post here. He does not frequent the CareCure forums any more, and has not done so for years.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    • comad
      comad commented
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      Any chance to contact him?

    #4
    The response I recieved asking about what they are doing with FES

    Stefan Bircher <stefan.bircher@parker.com>
    Nov 17 at 5:43 AM


    Thanks for your interest in the FES functionality. We are still working on the integration of FES for the Indego Therapy exoskeleton. For the Indego Personal device we will evaluate in a second phase if FES can be offered also.


    Please let me know if you have additional questions.


    Best regards,

    Stefan


    _________________________________

    Stefan Bircher, Ph.D

    Global Market Development Manager


    Human Motion & Control Business Unit

    Motion Systems Group

    Parker Hannifin Corporation


    Office: +1 (216) 896.2741

    Cell: +1 (216) 225.9759


    www.indego.com

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    • comad
      comad commented
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      One important question would be if Parker / Indego is planing to enable FES within their exoskeleton to be used by higher injury level as for C6 / C5 as their therapeutic version of exoskeleton is only supporting C7 and lower injuries. I guess I have to send email with this question to Dr. Bircher.

    #5
    I need some help. Please, let me know if anyone is selling used PARASTEP system?
    Or if knows clinic that has Parastep?
    Also If anyone knows any other FES walking system, please, let me know??
    Thank you very much!!
    Price of original Parastep system from Sigmedics.com went so high that I can not afford it.
    www.MiracleofWalk.com

    Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary
    to what we know about nature
    Saint Augustine

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      #6
      Did you find out more about this? I think I may be interested. I also ran across robotic-assist braces by Ottobock. Im now too weak for the braces but am inquiring more about Parastep. I’m kinda confused and frankly disgusted with my medical help. They all worked hard to get me a standing powerchair when I stopped walking (it was ultimately rejected by insurance anyway), but never tried for anything to keep me walking. I’ve never heard of FES anything except through this site. Is there a reason we’re not all FES biking? I’m not (yet). Do they not know about this stuff? What other things are out there that we could be using?

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        #7
        It would be best to send a message to Dr Young specifically through this website for specific questions about FES
        pbr
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #8
          Hi folks!
          Sorry for delay in my update of this posting.

          Everything is stuck in the loop as I could not purchase FES walking apparatus PARASTEP and complete
          my set & equipment to start this self created walking trial so far.

          I have collected enough money to purchase Parastep but trouble starts
          when Myant, computing textile company from Toronto, that was supporting this project from the beginning,
          gave up and decided not to be involved in development of electrode knitted pants that would improved Parastep.

          In the meantime Sigmedics (W.A.L.K. Foundation) also suffered setback with serious illness of key manager and
          I was devastated with no chance (so far) to get one of the few units of old Parastep device left with Sigmedics.

          In search for any solution, I have even found a Parastep user from Texas who has developed wireless electrode
          system and attach it to his Parastep and make it work.
          This guy (A.P.) is even able to control it through simple app on his phone.
          Even this invention will not move anything as all patents, rights and future life of Parastep are now stuck in the loop.

          I think Parastep may literally die on the vine without any further development
          or improvement or more interested parties involved...just hope for some miracle out of blue...

          Now I am looking for used or even broken Parastep (with hope I can fix it) and also
          I am searching for any similar FES walking device so if you know for anything
          I can use for FES stim for walking (step initiation) in physiotherapy setup
          please, let me know! Thanks to all!
          www.MiracleofWalk.com

          Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary
          to what we know about nature
          Saint Augustine

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            #9
            I contacted a Texas therapist who set several people up w Parastep several years ago but can no longer get or repair them. A Texas orthotics company is currently trying to buy Parastep in order to keep it alive. This is a ridiculous mess! I left a message at the Reeve Foundation requesting help in maybe being an intermediary to prevent, as you perfectly phrased it, this product dying on the vine. Clearly there needs to be a new owner with some resources. I’ll follow up with my Texas contacts to see what’s up.

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              #10
              Is it possible to but FES Garment pants anywhere? (for use outside of using for an exoskeleton)

              like these ... https://www.researchgate.net/figure/...ig7_334541318T

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                #11
                Originally posted by Sheri View Post
                I contacted a Texas therapist who set several people up w Parastep several years ago but can no longer get or repair them. A Texas orthotics company is currently trying to buy Parastep in order to keep it alive. This is a ridiculous mess! I left a message at the Reeve Foundation requesting help in maybe being an intermediary to prevent, as you perfectly phrased it, this product dying on the vine. Clearly there needs to be a new owner with some resources. I’ll follow up with my Texas contacts to see what’s up.
                I think you have contacted Century orthotics. They are trying to contact owner of Sigmedics and resolve situation with Parastep... We can only wait and check out with them...
                Please post if hear anything.
                Thanks 👍
                www.MiracleofWalk.com

                Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary
                to what we know about nature
                Saint Augustine

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