Quick guide innoSTEP-WL

To make sure that you can use the foot drop system nevertheless, we have prepared information material, including quick guides and video tutorials.

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Step 1: Check Scope of delivery

The wireless foot drop system innoSTEP-WL can improve the gait pattern in case of weak foot dorsiflexion enormously and is directly ready for use. In this video, we show the scope of delivery in detail.

The delivery contains:

  1. innoSTEP-WL foot drop system
  2. Remote control
  3. Power supply unit and cable
  4. Water atomizer
  5. Safety strap
  6. User manual
  7. Flyer

Step 2: Applying the cuff on the leg

The foot drop system innoSTEP-WL basically constits of a stimulation unit and a cuff, which is attached below the knee on the affected leg. The cuff with the intrgrated tissue electrodes allows an extensive stimulation of peroneal nerve and shin muscle, while offering high wearing comfort. Sit down while applying the cuff.

  1. Before applying the cuff, use the water atomizer to moisten the tissue electrodes troughoutly, in order to ensure the conductivity. Spread the water carefully with your fingers. Repeat this everytime you use the foot drop system.
  2. Apply the cuff below the knee on the affected leg. The yellow position mark on the upper edge should point to the middle of the kneecap.
  3. Adjust the cuff to the shinbone
  4. Close the magnetic enclosure of the cuff and adjust the width using the velcro strap. It should sit tight on the leg, without cutting in.

Step 3: Training mode

The training mode allows you to become familiar with the feeling of the stimulation. Additionally, you can try which itensity level suits you best in order to get the foot lifted. The training also aims at building up the foot, shin and calf muscles while you can sit or lay down. In order to start the training, sit down comfortably and rest the foot on the heel, putting no weight on it. You can also put your leg up.

  1. To turn it on, push and hold the on/off button on front of the stimulation unit for a second.
  2. In order to turn the remote control on, push and hold the on/off button on the side of the remote control for a second. It automatically connects to the innoSTEP-WL.
  3. Push the yellow mode button, in order to change between walking (walking figure) and training mode (sitting figure).
  4. When you change to training mode, you will see the sitting figure in the display. The training is automatically set to pause.
  5. Use the plus and minus button, to adjust the intensity of the stimulation until the foot is raised. The stimulation should not be painful. If you hold the plus or minus button, the intensity changes in decimal steps.
  6. The duration of the complete training and the stimulation are set in the respective program.
  7. To stop the training and reduce the intensity to zero instantly, push the mode button.

Step 4: Gait mode

When you use the gait mode, the innoSTEP-WL automatically adjusts itself to gait pattern, stride length and walking pace. Start the gait mode while sitting down.

  1. To turn it on, push and hold the on/off button on front of the stimulation unit for a second.
  2. In order to turn the remote control on, push and hold the on/off button on the side of the remote control for a second. It automatically connects to the innoSTEP-WL.
  3. Push the yellow mode button, in order to change between walking (walking figure) and training mode (sitting figure).
  4. Push the yellow mode button, in order to change between walking (walking figure) and training mode (sitting figure).
  5. Start the gait mode by pushing the start button. Use the plus and minus button to adjust the intensity of the stimulation. The intensity can be a little weaker than in training mode. Stand up carefully and make the first stip with the unaffected leg. When taking the next step, you should be able to feel the stimulation. Adjust the intensity, until you feel comfortabel and sure while walking. The stimulation should not be painful.
  6. Push the mode button to instantly stop the stimulation.