The device, in the form of a boot, holds the leg firmly above and below the knee in a such a way that only the ankle can move. It is indeed designed in such a way as to ensure that the patient cannot mobilize any other part of the body or engage other muscles to increase the force deployed.
Whereas with classical ergometers values of force deployed by the ankle are overestimated by 40%, the innovative boot is able to measure with accuracy the mechanical properties of the muscles of the ankle, notably the capability of the muscles involved in the mobility of the ankle and more particularly the capability of the muscles of the ankle exerting a force for achieving plantar flexion (or extension) and/or dorsal flexion (or dorsiflexion).
Moreover, the device permits to conduct tests to evaluate the capability of a patient to maintain an orthostatic posture (standing position) and start rehabilitation.
License agreement is offered to companies in the field of functional reeducation. The partner should have a clear industrial application in mind and should have a strong technical background to develop and bring the product to the market.