The RISE Stimulator is a new development in the field of functional electrical stimulation. Contrary to our FES-Box, the RISE Stimulator can also be used in flaccid (non-spastic) paralysis, also called lower motor neuron lesion. It enables you to stimulate enervated muscle tissue that cannot be reached with the FES-Box. Sometimes, it is even possible to stimulate the leg and buttocks muscles in such a way that the person can stand upright, assisted by the electrical impulses.
If you have incurred an injury with paralysing effects, and you don’t experience any spasms, your muscles have to be stimulated directly with long electrical impulses and high voltages. This is exactly what the RISE Stimulator brings to the table.
If you have incurred an injury with paralysing effects, and you experience spasms from time to time, your nerves are still intact, and muscles can be stimulated indirectly via their motor-nerves with short impulses from the FES-Box.
The RISE Stimulator is a standalone simulator. It is not combinable with further physical training equipment such as the BerkelBike. The RISE Stimulator was designed for people suffering from spinal cord injury with enervated muscles. However, sometimes people with peripheral nerve damage or brachial plexus injury can also benefit from its powerful electrical impulses.
Treatment with the RISE-Stimulator should be started as soon as possible, but at least in less than 10 years post injury.