The Exopulse Mollii Suit – Intended for spasticity reduction, weak muscle activation and related chronic pain relief
The Exopulse Mollii Suit from Ottobock fundamentally changes the treatment field of neurological conditions and consequential effects. It is the world’s first neuromodulation suit that is based on the principle of reciprocal inhibition and reduces spasticity in the muscles while enabling the activation of weak muscles.The combined effect allows its users to enjoy a more active and less painful daily life. It is a personal assistive medical device which is used for low-energy whole-body transcutaneous electrical stimulation, reducing the typical consequential diseases of neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke or spinal cord injuries.
The story behind the Exopulse Mollii Suit
“Our personal experiences helped us develop the Exopulse Mollii Suit”
To relieve the suffering of many people, that was the goal of Fredrik Lundqvist, inventor of the Exopulse Mollii Suit. Later, Nicolas Loren Abboud and Malte Binting joined as co-founders. All three share a personal experience with disability and placed this knowledge into the development of the first electrically powered neuromodulation suit intended for improved mobility, balance, blood circulation and related pain relief.
Exopulse Mollii Suit – mode of action
The Exopulse Mollii Suit is the first neuromodulation suit that helps with transcutaneous electrical stimulation. But what does that mean exactly?
More specifically, the suit makes use of a physiological reflex mechanism called reciprocal inhibition: By sending an electrical signal to an antagonistic muscle, it reduces spasticity in the muscle.This neuromodulation stimulation is non-invasive and non-pharmacological, and has limited side-effects compared to other known invasive or pharmacological treatments for spasticity. It leads to positive effects as observed in clinical studies on range of motion, balance, hand-arm functions and gait.
What’s inside the Exopulse Mollii Suit
What is Neuromodulation?
Neuromodulation is a technology that acts directly upon nerves with the purpose of producing a natural biological response. It is the alteration – or modulation – of nerve activity by delivering electrical agents directly to a target area.
Due to the neurological condition, an antagonist muscle does not receive a signal naturally…
…by sending an electrical signal to the antagonistic muscle, it reduces spasticity in the muscle.
Patient groups – who can benefit
Main patient groups:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Reduce spasticity in muscles
- Maintain or increase range of motion
- Activation and re-education of muscles
- Increasing local blood circulation
- Symptomatic relief and management of related chronic intractable pain
Never use Exopulse Mollii Suit::
- If the user has implanted electronic medical devices or equipment which can be disrupted by magnets, for example, shunts.
- Together with electronic life-support equipment or high-frequency operation equipment.
- Together with EKG-equipment. There is a risk of Exopulse Mollii Suit disturbing the function of the above-mentioned types of equipment.
Do not use Exopulse Mollii Suit without consulting a doctor in connection with:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Malignancy (cancer)
- Infectious diseases
- Skin disease, rashes or other skin problems.
- Usage together with another medical device or medical treatment.
Key features at a glance
- First electrically powered neuromodulation suit for improved mobility, balance, blood circulation and pain relief.
- Available for both children and adults, from 104 cm up to 5XL men’s and women’s sizes
- Includes 58 imbedded electrodes, positioned to stimulate 40 key muscles throughout the body
- Can be preloaded with standard programs based on the diagnostic of the patient, and can also be tailored to individual needs of the patient
- Recommended to be used 1 hour every second day in case of spasticity, and 1 hour every day in case of related chronic pain*
*Unless otherwise specified by the healthcare provider and preferably together with physiotherapy, training or activity
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The shock was deep – Maja suffered a stroke at the age of 44, an event with far-reaching consequences. Severe spasticity in her arm and leg and left-sided paralysis completely turned her active life upside down.
Niclas is 50 years old and was born with cerebral palsy. “I kept getting worse and worse. Increasingly tense, stiff and spastic. I’ve tried several treatments and therapies, but nothing comes even close to Mollii. Mollii truly saved me.”