About Us


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. 

About IFESS / Policies

The International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) is a Non-Profit-Organisation

Advertising Policy

The International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society website, www.ifess.org, does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.

Privacy Policy

IFESS does not collect personal information from site visitors.

Any information IFES receives in email from the public is treated as private communication, and only shared internally among representatives of the IFESS board to the extent necessary to respond directly to the sender’s questions. Personal information, such as email addresses, is not collected for other use.

Identifying personal information emailed to IFESS website visitors is not shared with third parties.

Cookie Policy

The website ifess.org uses cookies to enhance browsing comfort but does not store individual visits to the site. The only information gathered is anonymous web traffic statistics for analytical purposes, such as determining what information is most sought-after, and how the site is performing.

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here, http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Web Linking Policy

On its IFESS Links page, the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society provides links to related websites as a source of potential information for site visitors, but does not endorse any external content nor vouch for its validity or completeness.



The officers of IFESS consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and a Treasurer each of whom shall serve for a term of three years, without compensation. No individual shall serve more than three consecutive terms in the same office.  Only regular and life members are eligible to hold office.  Normally, terms of office shall be based upon the calendar year and shall begin on January 1st  of the year following an election.

See a list of recent officers.

Contact Us

IFESS Main Office:

Simona Ferrante
Politecnico di Milano
Milano, MI 20133

Phone: +39 0223999004
FAX: +39 0223999003

eMail: simona.ferrante [at] polimi.it


IFESS Bylaws from 30. March 2007

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