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Functional Electrical Stimulation


MED-EL develops innovative medical devices that change people’s lives in a positive and sustainable way. Our focus is on functional electrical stimulation (FES) for neurological disorders and complex movement disorders.

We are STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

As part of MED-EL, STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation develops innovative medical products for rehabilitation in neurology and orthopedics. By using knowledge and experience, we develop sophisticated technical solutions to help people improve their quality of life.

Select a medical condition and find out
how STIWELL® electrotherapy can assist your rehabilitation.

FES after a stroke | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation


FES for facial nerve palsy | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

Facial nerve palsy

FES for orthopaedics & traumatology | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

Orthopaedics & traumatology

FES for neural lesion | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

Neural lesions

FES for hand injury | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

Hand injury

FES for incomplete quadriplegia (tetraplegia) | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

Incomplete quadriplegia (tetraplegia)

FES for infantile cerebral palsy | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

Infantile cerebral palsy

FES for multiple sclerosis | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

Multiple sclerosis

FES for incontinence | STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation


Functional Principle of the Functional Electrical Stimulation

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) can be used to stimulate up to four muscles, either in succession or simultaneously. This trains daily routine movements, such as the gripping of objects. The patient uses the measurement of electrical muscle activity (EMG) to trigger the pulse. The brain receives visual, proprioceptive, and motivational feedback. This can lead to a reorganisation of the patient's brain, and thus to its improved functionality.

How does electrical stimulation work?

Rental process| STIWELL® Neurorehabilitation

STIWELL® rental & purchase options

Currently, STIWELL® electrical stimulation devices are only available in Europe. If you would like to inquire about the options available in your country, please contact us