What is EXOPULSE?
EXOPULSE Suit is a medical assistive device and the first Sensorimotor Hacking Garment™, 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 they can be programmed according to individual needs. Through low frequency electrostimulation, EXOPULSE Suit reliefs chronic pain and relaxes spastic and tense muscles safely and simply. It also activates muscles to regain control over muscle tension and prevent disuse atrophy and it may also increase local blood circulation. As such, the EXPOULSE may improve overall quality of life.
A number of clinical studies are ongoing in several countries, led by renown hospitals and doctors, including Karolinska Institutet and Hvidovre Hospital, on a large panel of more than 350 adults and children, most of which are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis (MS) or stroke. The studies completed to date show in part improvements in spasticity, muscle relaxation, associated pain relief, sleep as well as physical abilities such as range-of-motion, balance, hand-arm functions, walking and mobility.