electrical stimulation device
The comprehensive therapy concept for neurological & orthopaedic diseases. The STIWELL® electrical stimulation device can be used to train movement sequences, e.g. after a stroke and other neurological diseases, as well as for therapy after accidents, surgery and illnesses.
- easy to operate
- programme selection for home based therapy
- creating and saving of individual programmes
- conventional electrotherapy programmes
- training programmes for functional movements
- biofeedback games
- EMG-triggered stimulation
- 4 stimulation channels, 2 EMG-triggered measuring channels
- rechargeable battery supply
- low-frequency biphasic threshold currents; triangular (exponential) currents; trapezoid and square-wave currents
- medium frequency
Pre-defined therapy programmes
A large number of predefined STIWELL® programmes guide you to the desired therapy solution. All pre-set parameters can be adjusted and saved individually.
Current forms & accessories
In addition to stimulation with low-frequency biphasic threshold currents, the STIWELL® electrical stimulation device also allows triangular (exponential), trapezoid and square-wave currents as well as medium frequency.
Self-adhesive, rubber, vaginal, anal electrodes and stimulation gloves/socks complete the range of accessories.
Therapeutic biofeedback training directly on the PC
Biofeedback strengthens the therapeutic effect and simultaneously increases the motivation of the patient. The performed movement is supported by visual, sensory and acoustic feedback.
Versatile use: inpatient & outpatient
Functional electrical stimulation can be used in every phase of rehabilitation and for every degree of severity of sensorimotor damage. This includes all phases from early or acute treatment to post-operative and outpatient home therapy.
Rent a STIWELL® for the duration of the treatment
Small, handy and easy to use with predefined programmes.
The therapy is only effective if you train regularly. The STIWELL® electrical stimulation device is handy and easy to use. Therefore, it is very suitable for home-based therapy. We offer patients in Austria the option of renting the STIWELL® electrical
stimulation device for the duration of treatment. We would be happy to inform you about the options in your country.
FAQ (Frequently asked questions)
Is the effectiveness of electrotherapy evident?
The effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been demonstrated in a large number of studies. FES therapy is recommended by international guidelines which are based on these studies. For more information on the effectiveness of electrotherapy and a selection of international guidelines click here .
Electrotherapy: Which patients should be treated with caution?
For some factors, caution is required when treating with electricity. In therapy, these factors are referred to as absolute or relative contraindications. Absolute means that the therapy must not be carried out under any circumstances and relative
means that it should only be carried out under certain circumstances or with precautions.
Some of these contraindications may be:
- cardiac arrhythmia
- seizure disorders (uncontrollable epilepsy)
- open wounds in the area of application
- tumour diseases in the stimulation area
Who will explain to me, as a patient, how to use the STIWELL® electrical stimulation device prior to starting therapy?
Your physician or therapist will explain how to use the device and will also determine the contact points of the electrodes, the frequency of use, and the current intensity to be set.
How long can I use the STIWELL® electrical stimulation device?
The duration of home-based therapy depends on your diagnosis and the progress of therapy. Thus, it is always determined by your physician.
Where are the electrodes placed?
During your training, your physician/therapist will determine the most suitable electrode placement points for you. The placement of the electrodes varies depending on the application, type of electrode, electrode size and muscle group to be treated. You will find examples of this in the user manual supplied.
You still have questions? We will gladly answer them. Please call us at +43 5 77 88 56 52 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STIWELL® user stories
Learn more about STIWELL® therapy and the application areas by reading our user stories.