Welcome to the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) Website


The vision of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) is to create a future in which electrical stimulation technologies enhance the quality of life.


The mission of the IFESS is to promote the awareness, knowledge, and understanding of both electrical stimulation technologies and their uses. The Society bridges research, application, and healthcare to enhance quality of life through advocacy, education, organization of international scientific meetings, and facilitation of inter-professional collaborations. 

IFESS Newsletter June 2019

The IFESS board is very happy to publish the 6th "IFESS Newsletter“ (see below). We aim at sharing important information from the IFESS society with you on regular basis and also at providing a space where each member can communicate important news or information to our community. Welcome on board and enjoy!

christine.azevedo [at] inria.fr


Latest Newsletter: IFESS_NEWSLETTER06-June19.pdf

Foto: Thorben Wengert  / pixelio.de

Previous Newsletters can be found in the Newsletter Archive

13th Vienna International Workshop on FES

We are proud to announce the 
13th Vienna International Workshop on FES

This year it will be held in the Center of the beautiful
City of Vienna, in Palais Eschenbach.

Date: 23rd-25th September 2019
Post conference workshops: 25th September 2019



IFESS 2019


The IFESS joins Rehabweek 2019 in Toronto, Canada, 24-28 June 2019

After Zurich, Valencia, and London, the RehabWeek 2019 will take place in Toronto, Canada, from June 24 – 28, 2019. The largest and most culturally diverse city in the country, Toronto is the perfect place to unite the most inspiring, innovative, and successful minds in rehabilitation technology. The week-long event brings together different conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology and includes common keynote lectures and other mutually organized sessions such as panel discussions and poster sessions.

This time, we are proud to announce that not only four but six reputable societies will be part of RehabWeek 2019, namely

  • The International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)
  • The International Consortium on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
  • The International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART)
  • The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
  • The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
  • The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO).

RehabWeek website: www.rehabweek.org