NexStride is a daily assist mobility device that attaches to canes, walkers, or walking poles and uses visual and auditory cues to help people with Parkinson’s overcome freezing of gait.
NexStride is compliant with all applicable regulations including FDA CFR 820.180 and 820.198.
Easy to use and even easier to love, NexStride’s adaptive design seamlessly straps onto your favorite cane, walker, or walking poles. Activate the audio cue, visual cue, or both when you want them, adjust to your preferred speed and distance, and press on through the Freezing of Gait.
Compact, lightweight, discreet, and customizable.
Metronome with adjustable tempo and volume controls.
Fully adjustable green laser beam for visual guidance.
Freezing of gait occurs due to a damaged neural pathway that causes a disconnect between the brain and the body.
This disconnect inhibits one from walking.
Sensory cues, such as visual and audio cues, can be used to reestablish the connection between the brain and the body and allow the user to walk smoothly again.
Jiang, Y., & Norman, K.E. (2006). Effects of visual and auditory cues on gait initiation in people with Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20(1), 36-45.