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Software V1.4 - LAUNCHED

SOFTWARE V1.4 IS NOW AVAILABLE.

Patient and Clinician Feedback lead to the development of the new software.
 

Usability Improvements: For Users

- Patient Mode (New Symbols Play, Pause & Lock)
- "MY STEPS"
- Wireless Options
- Lost Wireless Footswitch
- Starting Percentage
- Switching between Walk and Exercise Modes

"I don’t know if stimulator is un-paused just by looking on the screen” :

Play and pause symbols are displayed to make it clearer when stimulation is Active (un-paused) and Paused.

“Hard to know if control lock is active or not”:

Introducing a lock symbol that is shown on the screen if the control lock is active (always visible in Paused mode and appears on the screen if control knob is rotated in Active mode). 

MY STEPS: 

Patient resettable step counter has been added to the User Accessible Menu. Can be used to set daily goals.

Wireless Option:

Simplified WIRELESS OPTIONS menu in both Set-up menu and User Accessible Menu. I.e. removed “allow joining” and “create joining”.

Pace auto-performs a “create network” when it detects that no network is already configured.
 
“create network” is still available in advanced wireless options menu. This should be only used if strong interference is affecting reliability of the connection.
 “I’d like to have a spare Wireless Footswitch / OML LINQ™ for my other shoes”: 

It is now possible to join one spare Wireless Footswitch/OML LINQ™ to the Pace XL.

Menu appears only if the option JOIN F.SWITCH is selected on a ODFS® Pace XL that has already be joined to a Wireless Footswitch/OML LINQ™.

 
If SPARE is selected, the WFS/LINQ™ joined will replace the old one.
Lost Wireless Footswitch:

The ODFS® Pace XL warns the user if the WFS / LINQ™ looses connection during walking (un-paused). E.g. flat battery or the WFS / LINQ™ are out of range.

Starting Percentage: 

Introducing start at last percentage option, which if selected, the ODFS® Pace (XL) starts at the last used Pulse Width (PW%), in walk, before turn off.

Useful for users who are competent at placing electrodes and normally their PW% does not change from day to day.

1% is still the default.

Entering walk mode always changes the pulse width to the selected starting percentage.

Entering exercise mode always starts at 1% pulse width.

“Difficult to switch between walk and exercise modes”:

Switching stimulation mode in the ODFS® Pace has changed.

Remove the Footswitch lead to enter exercise mode.

Insert Footswitch lead to return to walk mode.

The ODFS® Pace XL still requires entering the UAM to switch between exercise and walk modes.

Other Changes:

If FACTORY RESET is selected, network configuration is cleared. i.e. any previously joined devices would not respond to the Pace.

Test stimulation chirp in exercise mode is changed to sound differently to the one used in walk mode.
 
Control lock operates in exercise mode as well as walk mode.
 

Changes to the Set-up Menu: For Clinicians

- Dropped Foot defaults
- Output Frequency
- Exercise Settings
- Activity Logger

Dropped Foot Defaults:
Internal audit conducted in Salisbury for stimulation parameters used in new dropped foot set-ups showed that defaults are commonly changed:

- Reduced Rising Ramp
- Reduced Falling Ramp

Based on these findings, we are introducing the following new changes to the defaults for dropped foot:

- Rising Ramp: 150ms
- Falling Ramp: 100ms
Output Frequency:
Output frequency range has been extended to include 10Hz and 15Hz.
 
This should not be used for walking as it will not cause a tetanic contraction.
 
Changing step has been maintained to 5Hz.
Exercise Settings:
Feedback from clinicians in Salisbury showed that most clinicians reduce the ON PERIOD (Particularly for MS patients).
 
The ON PERIOD and OFF PERIOD in exercise mode can be changed in steps of 500ms.
 
This allows a stimulation on period of 500ms which was found, in a research project, to help increase blood flow.
 
Pace (XL) warns the user and does not allow using exercise mode with “odd” timing settings. E.g. all time settings are set to zero.
Activity Logger:
Activity logger now includes Dose Time which counts the accumulative time that stimulation is delivered in walking mode.
 
The parameter view menu includes a non-resettable step counter i.e. “mileage” of the Pace (XL).
 
Contact Customer Services for more information on how to upgrade to the new Software:
 

Call: +44 (0)1722 439540

Email: enquiries@odstockmedical.com