Neuromuscular Electrical stimulation (FES/NMES) sends electrical impulses to your muscles to produce a muscle contraction for functional activities.
Sensory Electrical stimulation sends impulses to the nerves underneath your skin to improve your sensation.
Biofeedback devices use electrical sensors that help you receive information about your body. This feedback helps you make changes in your body, such as relaxing muscles that have spasticity.
*Do not attempt electrical stimulation without your doctor's knowledge. Particularly if you have any of the following medical conditions:
- A pacemaker or electrical implant, cancer, a heart condition, unstable joints near the area of electrical stimulation, or wounds, tumors, or pierced skin near the area of electrical stimulation.
The Bioness H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System supports the wrist in a functioning position, and uses neuromuscular electrical stimulation to allow the fingers and thumb to move while reaching, grasping and pinching.
SaeboStim Micro: This device provides sensory stimulation to the hand and arm through an electro-mesh garment. It is used to decrease muscle spasticity and edema, while re-educating the muscles in the arm and hand.
The Xcite Functional Electrical Stimulation is a portable neuromuscular electrical stimulation device that has 12 stimulation channels. So the user can stimulate different parts of the arm, shoulder, back, and legs while performing functional activities.
The MyoPro orthosis uses faint nerve signals (myoelectric signals) from the surface of the skin to activate small motors that helps move the arm as the user intends (no electrical stimulation)
This video demonstrates how to set up electrical stimulation to elicit finger extension.
This video demonstrates how to set up electrical stimulation on the triceps to elicit elbow extension during a weight-bearing task.