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Transcutaneous stimulation improves hand function in people with complete tetraplegia

Researchers at Kessler Foundation confirmed that spinal cord transcutaneous stimulation results in immediate and long-lasting gains in strength and handgrip, with positive effects evident three months post-intervention. East Hanover, NJ. March 22, 2021. Kessler Foundation...
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Dorsal root ganglion stimulation evokes motor responses in patients with complete spinal cord injury

Bilateral L4 dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation has been shown to evoke strong and reproducible motor responses in the upper leg in patients with chronic motor complete spinal cord injury (SCI). In their paper published...

Paralyzed man has sense of touch restored by brain-machine interface

This is the first BMI to restore movement and touch simultaneously Ten years ago, while on vacation in North Carolina, Ian Burkhart broke his neck in a diving accident. The diagnosis was as life-changing as...

Quadriplegic Man Uses His Face to Move Wheelchair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARSY2UuEB4 Jim Ryan was a pilot for 38 years but that all changed three years ago while on vacation in Hawaii with his wife, Isabelle. "We were just in the water cooling off, so the wave...

Spinal Cord injury, Examination & Evaluation – Everything You Need To Know – Dr....

https://youtu.be/UUq3XfhBZfQ Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes the spinal cord examination & evaluation.

Voice-operated Camera for Journalist in Need

This journalist needed a voice-operated camera, but there was ‘nothing’ on the market. So he made her one As a trapeze performer, Carolyn Pioro made flying and flipping through the air look easy. Movement, she...

Spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy help paralyzed man stand, walk with assistance

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo...

Inspiring, long-surviving disability advocate Walt Lawrence grateful for 50 years of support

He’s been paralyzed from the neck down for 50 years and that makes Walt Lawrence either the longest surviving ventilator-dependent quadriplegic in B.C. or darn close to it. “He’s outlived any statistical, predictive model. He’s...

Man now works at same hospital that treated him after his spine injury

A man who rehabilitated from a spinal cord injury at Craig Hospital now works there and is giving back to others. Christopher Luna grew up in a small central Texas town of around 1,400...

InVivo Therapeutics scaffold device may improve spinal cord injury — 4 key insights

An investigational scaffold device from InVivo Therapeutics increases the likelihood that a patient with acute thoracic complete spinal cord injury will have a neurologic status 'conversion' from complete paraplegia to incomplete injury, according to...