Bioness Wireless Rehabilitation System
Mercy Medical Center is the only hospital in Nassau County to offer the Ness H200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System as well as the Ness L300 Foot Drop System. This state of the art technology uses functional electrical stimulation to stimulate the nerves to activate weak muscles in the forearm, hand and lower leg. Both systems may help you to regain function if your condition is due to a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, an incomplete spinal cord injury or other neurological disorder.
The H200 is a light weight orthosis that delivers electrical stimulation to nerves controlling the muscles in the forearm and hand. It includes customized programs to help you perform daily activities and may assist in reeducating your muscles over time. It may also help to improve hand range of motion and function, reduce muscle spasms, increase local blood flow, and prevent muscle loss.
The L300 System is an advanced functional electrical stimulation system that stimulates the nerves in your lower leg, activating muscles to lift the foot which allows you to walk more naturally and safely. It can help to maintain or increase range of motion in the ankle and foot, increase walking speed, reduce falls, reeducate muscles, increase local blood flow, and prevent muscle loss.
In the summer of 2017, Mercy became the first facility on Long Island to offer the L300 Go for clinical use! This upgrade of the L300 is the first functional electrical stimulation system to utilize 3 dimensional motion detection. The device includes a learning algorithm that adapts to changes in gait dynamics and activates the appropriate muscle groups precisely when needed during the gait cycle. This promotes user confidence at varied walking speeds and in diverse environments. In addition, it incorporates a thigh cuff to address knee instability and thigh muscle weakness when needed.
Mercy is proud to offer this advanced technology and we look forward to working with you to meet or exceed your goals!
For information, call 516-62-MERCY or 516-626-3729.