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People with Multiple Sclerosis are Proactively Improving their Walking, Energy Level, Confidence and Quality of Life
Date:10/12/2009

A new, breakthrough device is proving as an effective help to otherwise untreatable symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Camillo, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2009 --


The GaitAid device, from MediGait LTD, Israel is giving Multiple Sclerosis patients across the country a sometimes first in years relief from the relentless progressive symptoms of the disease. Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition which strikes at the myelin sheaths surrounding nerves. The effects are debilitating, patients deal with constant, painful muscle contractions. Every simple action becomes exhaustingly difficult. Walking and balance problems puts patients in additional risk of life threating injuries as a result of falls.

Neurologists have no pharmaceutical agent to offer MS patients to help them with these walking problems.

The GaitAid device is a non-invasive, risk-free aid which brings about a lasting improvement. The portable GaitAid unit clips to the patient's pants. A computer processor inside the device measures walking movement. The processor feedbacks the walking movement by providing visual and auditory cues through special glasses and earphones. To train with the GaitAid, one takes a walk for 5-30 minutes while wearing the device. The feedback mechanism provides rewarding stimuli to good movement making the training enjoyable. Patients often report high motivation during their training.

Often the improvement is immediate and builds up during the first two to four weeks of daily practice. No special training is needed to use the device at home.


Karen Neely from Camillo, CA has been using the GaitAid for the past few weeks. She says, "It felt good to be able to walk more effortl
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