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“The Bladder Control System gave my life back to me”Amanda Boxtel
 
“My bladder does not dominate my life anymore”.
Jo Wright
 
“I can’t remember when I last had a UTI” Lesley
 
"The number of infections that I have had since implanting this device can be counted on the fingers of one hand" Martin

 

IMPULSE (M181) - Key Facts

 

Overall objectives:
  • Research, develop and trial a novel, 2-channel, implantable stimulator to enhance locomotion in patients with a dropped foot, a chronic condition experienced especially by patients who have suffered a stroke.
Our objectives:
  • Collaborate with Roessingh Research & Development, The Netherlands, to design, develop, test and trial a novel 2-channel implantable dropped foot stimulator (now known as the STIMuSTEP ®).
Our achievements:
  • Succesfully trialled the dropped foot system in both The Netherlands and UK.
  • Developed:
    • implantable button electrode
    • implantable 2-channel inductively coupled receiver (stimulator)
    • reduced diameter Cooper cable (implantable cable)
    • external controller
Project information:
  • MedLINK (M181) project.
  • Part funded by DTI - Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom.

 

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Patient Information PapersFinetech Medical has put together two very helpful patient information papers. These documents highlight the key points about the systems, how it works, the benefits and a frequently asked questions section.
 

Foot Drop Definition by Newsroom

The foot drop definition, also known as drop foot, is when a person has much difficulty trying to lift the front area of the foot.

It is Time to Resume your Life After a Stroke by Newsroom

Life after a stroke may be very different from what it was before a stroke. It is however, your life to deal with. The feelings of discomfort or hesitancy in re-socialising with with friends and family is vital to you leading a full life.

IMPULSE (M181) - Key Facts
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