How It Works

 

NexStride is the first retrofit solution that attaches to any cane, walker, or walking pole and uses visual and auditory cues to help people with Parkinson’s overcome freezing of gait.

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Keep a Low Profile

Compact, lightweight, and discreet.

Audio Cue

Metronome with adjustable tempo and volume controls.

Visual Cue

Fully adjustable green laser beam.

Cues On-Demand

Convenient buttons for metronome and laser cues at your fingertips.

Adaptive Design

Attaches easily to any cane, walker, or walking poles.

Powerful cues.
Intuitive to use.

NexStride is the first mobility solution that uses visual and audio cues to engage multiple senses, so you can overcome freezing of gait.

Attaches directly to your favorite cane, walker, or walking poles

Use the controller to toggle auditory and visual cues

Main body controls laser angle, metronome tempo, and volume.

Visual laser cue with dual axis adjustable positioning

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The Science
Behind NexStride

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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.

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Learn More About the Research

“There was a significant effect of condition on first step length (P < 0.0005). Post-hoc analysis revealed a difference between the baseline and the visual cue condition (P < 0.0005). As seen in Table 3, the second step length was about 15% larger in the visual cue condition than in the baseline.”

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.

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