Pegaso FES Cycling

Movement is Life

The only FLEXIBLE device for FES Rehabilitation



“With Pegaso, FES creates patterned movement of arms or legs enabling your muscles to work and perform active cycling despite lost voluntary control of those muscles.”

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PEGASO is for you
Diseases and injuries like spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other disorders with muscle weakness or paralysis, make it nearly impossible to stay active and healthy because of limited mobility of major muscle groups.

The lack of physical activity and limited cardiopulmonary work can impair general health in children and adults leading to obesity, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, and even depression and anxiety.
With functional electrical stimulation
Pegaso enables muscles to activate and do the work they are meant to do despite weakness
or paralysis. FES cycling empowers people with paralysis to stay active and healthy, having all
the same benefits of traditional, able-bodied cycling, including: improvement of cardiovascular health, increase of muscle mass and strength, reduction of fat mass, increase of
bone density, improvement of self-image and social abilities, reduction of muscles spasms
and contractures, increase of joints range of motion, lower probability of pressure sores. 
WHO can benefit from FES Cycling?
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) with Pegaso enables you to move and exercise despite paralysis or muscle weakness caused by neurological disorders like spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy. 

Spinal cord injury


Drop foot

Multiple Sclerosis

Cerebral palsy

Exercise despite paralysys

FES cycling has many benefits:

  • Prevention of disuse atrophy
  • Relaxation of muscle spasms
  • Increasing local blood circulation
  • Maintaining or increasing range of motion

Additionally, research shows that it can improve cardiovascular health and muscle strength and promote emotional well-being by empowering users to move their legs or arms again with their own muscles by means of FES.

FES cycling

What's FES Cycling?

The Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a technique used to artificially generate muscle contractions in people suffering from paralysis.

FES make use of low energy electical pulses in order to stimulate the contraction of the muscle.

This kind of technique permits to retrain the voluntary motor functions in the patient, who can restore part of his movement abilities and can avoid the long term dependance on other devices.

The therapeutical nature of the FES devices permits a short-term utilization and is not supposed to be used for the rest of the life of the patient.

What scientists say about FES?

The clinical research of the last 30 years has proved the great effectiveness of the FES Terapy, measuring the progresses of paralyzed patient that exercised at least 30/60 minutes/day for 3 days/week.

You can read the studies’ abstracts right here.

In syntesys, the studies proved that FES can:

  • Recover the motion functions
  • Increase the strength
  • Build the endurance and increase the cardiorespiratory/blood circulation futbess
  • Prevent muscle atrophy
  • Stimulate muscle hipertrophy
  • Increase the sensitivity to insulin (less risk for diabates, more help in building muscles)
  • Prevent osteoporosis
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Let's look at Pegaso

Pegaso is a stationary FES cycling system for arms and legs that grants all the benefits of functional electrical stimulation synchronized with cyclic movements to people with muscle weakness or paralysis.

Technical features

Length: 85-115 cm
Width: 58 cm
Height: 100-130 cm
Max resistive torque: 22,5 nM
N. stimulation channels: 10
Output current per channel: 0-140 mA
Waveform: Biphasic
Display: LCD 10”/Touchscreen


The security measures envisaged include:

Automatic speed control
– Automatic control of the intensity of stimulation
Fatigue detection and management
Detection of muscle spasms
– Detection of partial and total detachment of the electrodes
– Software emergency checks
– Configurable mechanical emergency device
Safety straps for wheelchair users


FES or Functional Electrical Stimulation is a rehabilitation technique whereby electrical
current stimulates nerves via electrodes on the skin to evoke muscle contractions even if
paralysis prevents brain signals from reaching the muscles.

FES directly commands the contraction of different muscle groups in the right sequence to
generate a functional movement, using the body’s own potential energy

A unique system

Pegaso has an innovative design and an exclusive mechanism that permits to adjust pedals height from 36 cm to 105 cm from the ground. This allows to easily go from a cycleergometer to and arm-ergometer, to also adapt cycling to different wheelchair types, and even to cycle from a supine position in a bed.

Pegaso is the most flexible FES device in the world!


You can train your arms while sitting using Pegaso handlebars

Legs (sitting)

Pedals will allow you to train your legs in sitting position

Legs (lying down)

Pegaso flexibility allows you to train your leg even when you’re lying down

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Pegaso models

Pegaso Professional provides therapists with all the tools
they need to adapt the therapy at best.
The database stores each patient’s therapy and results for
an easy to use and accurate follow-up.
A complete set of accessories allows Pegaso Professional
to best adapt to every patient.


Pegaso Home FES Cycling is designed to guarantee freedom and
independence in your rehabilitation at home. It is compact, light,
and easy-to-use, perfectly created to adapt to your needs.


Movement is life.

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