MS patient in Mich. regains mobility with Kickstart system

07/22/2013 | (Michigan) (free registration)

A 40-year-old Michigan woman with multiple sclerosis was able to walk with a more normal gait after five years of mobility problems after being fitted with the Kickstart Walking System developed by Cadence Biomedical. The bracelike device has pulleys at the hip and ankle that are attached to a spring to help move the leg forward. Kickstart was designed to provide assistance and also help build leg muscles in patients with mobility issues.

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