Molli is an assistive device for people with spasticity and other forms of motor impairment due to cerebral palsy, stroke, brain damage, spinal cord injury and other neurological injuries.
It is a functional garment that consists of a pair of trousers and a jacket and a detachable control unit which sends electrical signals to the user via electrodes on the inside of the garment.
Molli uses low level electrical current to produce basic tension in the musculature. The current stimulates the antagonist to the spastic muscle. If, for example, the biceps is spastic, the triceps is stimulated which in turn makes the biceps relax. Relaxing the muscles enables active movement and a gradual improvement in function.
The device is used for approximatly one hour on 3-4 occassions per week. For optimum effect, Molli should be used together with physiotherapy, training, activity and movement. The effect is individual and lasts for up to 48 hours.