July 2020


Walkasins is an external, lower-limb sensory neuroprosthesis intended to replace the lost nerve function used for detection and signaling of foot pressure sensation. RxFunction developed Walkasins to help improve balance in patients who experience gait and mobility problems due to sensory peripheral neuropathy, a disorder where the nerves in the feet are damaged causing numbness. In a randomized, controlled cross-over in-clinic trial comparing the effects of wearing Walkasins turned on and off, 16 of the 31 participants improved their Functional Gait Assessment outcomes score beyond 23, moving them from high to normal fall-risk status while the device was turned on. Walkasins are available by prescription following evaluation by a trained clinician.





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