More than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy presents symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain, especially in the hands and feet. This is the result of damage done to the peripheral nerves of the body.
Some peripheral neuropathy patients develop balance problems that limit their physical function and mobility, impeding participation in social and physical activities and causing decreased health and quality of life.
Increased mobility leads to a better long-term health outcome. Walkasins® can help people with peripheral neuropathy who still have some sensation in the lower leg and want improved balance and mobility.
Having balance brings well-being.
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View the story of Larry and his wife, Jan. Larry suffered from peripheral neuropathy and balance issues for years prior to finding Walkasins to help with balance, mobility, and regain his confidence.
Walkasins® Lower Limb Sensory Prosthesis is a non-invasive device to enhance quality of life by restoring balance to patients with peripheral neuropathy.
Intended for long-term daily use, Walkasins replaces critical sensory information for maintaining balance, which is absent in persons with peripheral neuropathy.
The Haptic Module, worn around the lower leg, detects and measures balance with pressure sensors placed under the foot in the Receptor Sole, then non-invasively delivers balance information to the nervous system through haptic motors.
Walkasins affects only the afferent or sensory nerves. Walkasins does not affect muscles or strength and is not appropriate for patients with motor or muscular problems such as foot drop.
The health and medical information on our website is not intended to take the place of advice or treatment from healthcare professionals. It is also not intended to substitute for the users’ relationship with their own healthcare/pharmaceutical providers.
1 Cavanagh PR, Derr JA, Ulbrect JS, Maser RE, Orchard TJ. Problems with gait and posture in neuropathic patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Diabet Med. 11192; 469-74.
2 Menz HB, Lor RF, St George R, Fitzpatrick RC. Walking stability and sensorimotor function in older people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Arch Phys Med Rehabilitation 2004; 85: 245-52
Walkasins is indicated for patients with lower limb sensory peripheral neuropathy who present with gait and balance impairments. Walkasins is indicated for patients who can feel the tactile stimuli from the Haptic Module on the lower leg.
Please see the Safety Information for a complete list of warnings, precautions, and contraindications.
Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.