According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and there are a large proportion of people can survive a stroke. Stroke affects these people differently, and they have varies post-stroke symptoms. Some are going through fast progress while others might be suffering from a slow pace recovery process, which could last for the rest of their lives.
Among all the post-stroke symptoms, such as physical, social and emotional problems, limb malfunction is the most serious problem affecting every aspects of patients' daily life. We cannot walk, run, hold, or grab without limb functions. Foot drop, for example, is the most common symptoms for post-stroke patients. Foot drop, sometimes called "drop foot," is the inability to lift the front part of the foot, dragging foot and toes, scraping toes across the ground.
With the development of technology, wearable rehabilitation devices are the world’s current fitness and rehabilitation trend. By providing patients with an instant biofeedback, wearable rehabilitation devices not only have the possibility to prevent injuries, but also to optimize rehab training. Wearable rehab devices, combined with big data and internet, will simplify the whole therapy process, reducing the cost of personnel and time and maximizing recovery efficiency. Wearable rehab devices have numerous possibilities to support people with a weakened limb functions to get new strength and endurance in their muscles and to prevent strain injuries.
Empowering functional electrical stimulation, H1 Hand Rehab System and G3 Foot Drop System are multi-functional upper and lower limb rehabilitation devices for stroke patients. They can perform force or EMG driven active movement exercises for severely atrophied patients, and rebuild their central nervous system. H1 and G3 are designed for patients to be able to do rehabilitation training at home, providing the most convenience for them.