MyGait surface stimulator


MyGait by ottobock was developed for people who suffer from dorsal flexor weakness caused by damage to the nervous system.

the system consists of several components. if the person lifts his/her foot (1), the heel switch sends a signal to the stimulator in the leg cuff (2). this stimulates the nerve which again activates the dorsal flexor (3): walking becomes easier (4).

in designing the cuff, GP not only focused on it being easy to apply – with only one hand – thanks to its casual design, both leg cuff and heel switch do not appear like a medical product. the remote control, with which the functions can be modified easily without taking off the stimulator, was designed small and user-friendly.MyGait: meaningful progress.

photos: © ottobock


good design award 2015, iF design award 2016