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Neural Sleeve™ electrostimulation for movement restrictions by CIONIC.

The Cionic Neural Sleeve NS-100 is used for dorsiflexion and/or plantar flexion of the ankle in adults with drop foot and/or to assist in knee flexion or extension in adults with muscle weakness associated with upper motor neuron disease/injury (e.g., stroke, damage to pathways to the spinal cord).

Functions and advantages

Everything you need to know about the features and benefits of the Neural Sleeve™ electrostimulation for movement restrictions by CIONIC. need to know.

  • Improve walking
  • Increase strength and range of motion
  • Facilitation of muscle re-education
  • FDA approved and scientifically validated
  • Non-invasive and drug-free
  • Adaptive Alrotihmen
  • App control and monitoring

The Cionic Neural Sleeve assists with activities of daily living. The system is controlled by the CIONIC app for iOS and Android and allows you to do the following:


  • Easily customize and manage your mobility treatment
  • Gain insight into your progress
  • Share data with your healthcare team
Clinical Evidence:

Specifications according to manufacturer:


  • 94 % of participants experienced increased dorsiflexion of the ankle during heel strike.
  • 90% average improvement of dorsi + inversion in all participants.
  • 88 % of participants experienced reduced ankle inversion during the swing.


Continuous motion analysis


Sophisticated sensors continuously monitor movement in real time to assess muscle release and limb position.


Functional electrostimulation


Personalized algorithms deliver functional electrical stimulation to activate the necessary muscles precisely matched to the gait cycle.


Full leg support


Software-controlled functional electrical stimulation delivered to the four major muscle groups of the leg


Real-time analysis


Our proprietary Read+Write Neural Interface measures muscle firings and limb positions to analyze every movement


Context awareness


The system knows when you are sitting, standing or walking and provides the right stimulation at the right time


Adaptive algorithms


The system continuously optimizes stimulation patterns to make each step smarter than the previous one


Personal care


EMG and kinematics reports track patient progress over time. App-driven experience allows treatment customization with exercises and educational resources


All day wearability


Comfortable, intuitive design is easy to put on and take off. 8 hours of battery life for the whole day.


Personalized whole leg stimulation




Hamstrings during the swing for improved knee flexion


Plantar flexors


Plantar flexors for improved push-off




Quadriceps for stability during load response




Dorsiflexors during the swing for improved foot clearance

Application example:

The Cionic Neural Sleeve NS-100 is designed to provide dorsiflexion and/or plantar flexion of the ankle in adults with drop foot and/or to assist in knee flexion or extension in adults with muscle weakness associated with upper motor neuron disease/injury (e.g., stroke, damage to pathways to the spinal cord). The Cionic Neural Sleeve NS-100 electrically stimulates muscles in the affected leg to allow dorsiflexion of the ankle and/or plantar flexion of the foot and/or knee flexion or extension; thus, it may also improve the individual's gait.


The Cionic Neural Sleeve NS-100 can also:


  • Facilitate muscle recovery
  • Prevent/delay atrophy due to non-use
  • Preserve or increase the range of motion of the joints
  • Increase local blood flow



Individuals with implanted on-demand pacemakers or defibrillators should not use the Cionic Neural Sleeve; the Cionic Neural Sleeve should not be used over malignant tumors; the Cionic Neural Sleeve should not be placed over areas where thrombosis is already present; the Cionic Neural Sleeve should not be used on a leg where a regional disorder, such as a fracture or dislocation, could be adversely affected by movement due to stimulation.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What colors are available?

The Cionic Neural Sleeve is currently available in two colors - Graphite and Sapphire. More colors will be released in the future.

How long can the device be used in a day before the battery needs to be recharged?

Depending on the usage, the battery is supposed to last around 8 hours.

How long does the device last?

The Control Unit can expect to last for several years if well maintained. The Control Unit has a rechargeable battery that is not removable. Do not attempt to replace the battery. Maintain a routine of daily charging if you use the system regularly, and at least once a month if your system is stored. Avoid leaving your control unit uncharged indefinitely to minimize the risk of reduced battery life. Refer to the Technical Specifications section of the manual for information on appropriate operating and storage conditions.

Will It Help Me Walk Faster?

Individuals may respond differently to wearing the sleeve. In studies we have conducted, some participants have demonstrated an increase in gait speed. Other participants report increased endurance or the ability to walk longer or over greater distances.

Can I use two sleeves?

We recommend starting with a sleeve on the most affected side.

Are there trainings?

Yes, we will schedule an online training session with one of our mobility specialists who will guide you through the process of setting up your Neural Sleeve. The mobility specialist will evaluate your walking with the Neural Sleeve and adjust settings to maximize effectiveness and comfort.

Does It Hurt? How Does It Feel?

Functional electrical stimulation should not be painful. Some users describe the sensation as tingling, tapping, buzzing or pulling in the muscles. The stimulation parameters can be adjusted to find the most comfortable setting for each individual.

What happens when the sleeve no longer works? Is there a warranty?

The Cionic Neural Sleeve has a one-year warranty from the date of purchase. CIONIC does not provide free repair for malfunctions caused by the following behaviors:

  • Unauthorized disassembly or modification of the product.
  • Accidental dropping of the product during use or transport.
  • Lack of proper maintenance.
  • Operation not according to instructions.
  • Repairs by unauthorized repair business.
How Many Electrodes Are Included In The First Year?

Electrode life varies based on usage, but we will provide replacements as part of our subscription program during the first year if the electrodes deteriorate.

Does the sleeve get hot?

The sleeve is designed to provide improved comfort and breathability - similar to leggings.

Does the cuff fit my specific body measurements?

The Neural Sleeve is available in different sizes to fit different body shapes, and measuring is part of the ordering process.

What material is the cover made of?

The shell is made of 2 layers of sports performance fabric (84 % nylon, 16 % Lycra®) with integrated electronic components.

Is The Neural Sleeve Available Outside The United States?

We are currently approved by the FDA to market and sell the Cionic Neural Sleeve in the United States. A valid prescription from a U.S. based physician and a U.S. mailing address are required. We are evaluating potential collaborations to expand internationally in the future.

Is The Neural Cuff Available For Pediatric Use?

Currently, the Cionic Neural Sleeve is indicated for use in adults 22 years of age and older. We will be conducting pediatric studies in the near future and will announce new studies and future availability directly in our newsletter.

Do you have any questions?

Can't find the answer to your question? Contact us.

The Cionic Neural Sleeve is designed for individuals with difficulty walking or lower extremity weakness due to:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Incomplete spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other diseases of the upper motor neuron

Company information

Facts & Figures

CIONIC builds bionic clothing that can analyze and augment human movement, allowing the body to move more freely and with greater control. In addition to being lightweight and durable, the system is powered by powerful algorithms that adapt in real time to each individual's mobility needs. And open APIs have been developed, allowing researchers and clinicians to develop new solutions as easily as creating an app for your phone. CIONIC was founded in 2018 by serial entrepreneur Jeremiah Robison, who believed there had to be better ways to diagnose his daughter's cerebral palsy than crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. CIONIC has raised a total of $23.3M in 4 rounds of funding. The latest funding was raised on September 28, 2022 in a Series A round. CIONIC is funded by 6 investors. JobsOhio Growth Capital Fund and Caffeinated Capital are the most recent investors.


Company address

  • CIONIC ©
  • 1606 Stockton St. - Suite No. 1
  • San Francisco, CA
  • USA

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