In the qualitative study, six children with cerebral palsy and their parents were interviewed about their experiences of using the Mollii suit. Mollii consisting of a jacket and trousers with 58 imbedded electrodes provides low-frequency stimulation of selected muscle groups and has been developed by the Stockholm-based company Inerventions. The children in the study were using the suit one hour every other day for three months. After the end of therapy, both the children and their parents saw positive effects such as improved ability to perform activities, increased strength, improved ability to maintain body position and improved sleep and reduced pain.
“It is very exciting that we can see positive effects on our users of the Mollii suit. Now, we hope that the results can be confirmed in more and larger studies”, says Mimi Westerlund, Chief Research Officer at Inerventions.
The study has been carried out by Birgitta Nordström and Maria Prellwitz, at Region Norrbotten and Luleå University of Technology and is available in the scientific journal Assistive Technology:
Birgitta Nordstrom PhD and Maria Prellwitz PhD (2019): A pilot study of children and parents’ experiences of the use of a new assistive device, the electro suit Mollii. Assistive Technology, 2019 Apr 4: 1 8.
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