The Exopulse Mollii Suit can improve mobility for people affected by a stroke or Parkinson’s disease

The single-piece suit is equipped with 58 imbedded electrodes, which are adjust to the user’s individual needs

The Exopulse Mollii Suite is proving extremely valuable for patients that experiences celebral palsy, or the consequences of a stroke or the Parkinson’s disease.

The low-frequency #electrostimulation improves blood circulation and restores the previously inhibited balance between muscles pairs. If, for example, the bicep is tensed, the suit stimulates the tricep, which in turn causes the bicep to relax. As such, the technology works in a complementary way to functional electrical stimulation (FES), in which nerves are stimulated with small electrical impulses in order to trigger movements. by Ottobock market leader in technical orthopaedics.

Clinical director Jorgen Sandell at the company’s newly-opened Cessnock office. Picture: Krystal Sellars

More on Exopulse

EXOPULSE Mollii Suit is a medical assistive device for neuromodulation, consisting of a pair of trousers, a jacket and a detachable control unit. The garment includes 58 imbedded electrodes, positioned to stimulate 40 key muscles throughout the body, and which can be programmed according to individual needs. Through low frequency electro stimulation, EXOPULSE Mollii Suit reliefs chronic pain and relaxes spastic and tense muscles safely and simply. It also activates muscles to regain control and prevent disuse atrophy and it may also increase local blood circulation.

How does it work

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Meet EXOPULSE Mollii Suit users

 

Lea

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Nicla

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Anders

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Clinical Studies 

Several clinical studies on the EXOPULSE Mollii Suit have been completed or are currently ongoing. They are led by renown doctors at universities and hospitals such as Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, Hvidovre Hospital in Denmark, Hospital Henry Mondor in France and LAU in Lebanon. In total, they include hundreds of patients diagnosed with chronic pain, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or stroke. The results have shown improvements on muscle relaxation, spasticity, sleep, pain relief, as well as on physical abilities such as range of motion, balance, hand-arm functions, walking and mobility.

Discover other projects like Exopulse

Since 2015, Maker Faire Rome has been running a contest dedicated to advanced tech-enabled healthcare solution: Make to Care.

Make to Care is promoted by Sanofi Genzyme, Specialty Care division of Sanofi. Sanofi Genzyme is specifically providing solutions for rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology and immunology. MaketoCare wants to celebrate and support initiatives and projects arising from the cleverness and passion of the Maker community.

Make to Care is aimed at bringing out and facilitating the creation and growth of innovative and useful solutions to meet the real needs of people with any form of disability, meant as any marked decrease in quality of life due to pathologies and / or traumatic events.

The participation to the contest is open to all those who have been able to grasp a concrete need, directing their talent and proposing an innovative solution.


 

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