I signed on to respond to you directly because I have been lurking, reading all your posts on WalkAide. I really appreciate all the information you have shared. Are you a rep for the device?
I am tending toward selection of the WalkAide because I'm a sandals (or barefootin) girl at heart and I like the idea of no heel pad requirement.
BUT, I'd really appreciate some feedback from you if I share my own pros/cons list regarding WalkAide vs BioNess:
Walkaide is one piece only, Bioness is 3 parts
Walkaide will let me wear sandals or even go barefoot
Walkaid uses regular, less expensive batteries (but how long do they last)?
Walkaide is about 1,000 - 2,000 cheaper.
Walkaid isn't as "every step" effective because of the programming vs. physical heel device issue.
Walkaid won't really help as much with side movements and uneven surfaces as Bioness.
It appears that Bioness adjusts for changes in pace automatically - without trips for reprogramming - so one could warm-up walk and speed walk, even jog for a bit then walk home to cool down. (Yes?/No? - see below)
Did you see the Today show segment on the Bioness device that showed the woman jogging? I don't think WalkAide will do that.
http://www.bioness.com/NESS_L300_for_Fo ... egment.php
Now I'm off to play with my profile setup.
Fall down seven times, get up eight. -Japanese Proverb