Sunday, June 20, 2021

Tag: Epidural Stimulation

UofL, Medtronic to develop epidural stimulation algorithms for spinal cord injury

$7.8 million from NIH will fund development of a closed-loop system to monitor and adjust for multiple functions, use wireless monitoring LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Researchers at the University of Louisville made news worldwide in 2018...
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Neuroprosthetic device maintains blood pressure after spinal cord injury

The inability to maintain blood pressure is a debilitating consequence of spinal cord injury. This problem has now been circumvented, by artificially recreating a reflex essential for blood-pressure stability. Paralysis and sensory deficits are the...
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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...

Repairing a highway: how can we fix spinal cord injury?

The functional sophistication of the spinal cord can have devastating consequences. Will modern scientific developments replicate its functions? The “central nervous system” delicately orchestrates the complex concerto of our mental and physical faculties, from perception...

Hope Grows for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Severe spinal cord injuries (SCIs) -- often called complete injuries by clinicians -- are ones where no readable signal from the brain reaches the spinal cord beneath the trauma, resulting in total paralysis. The...

UofL researchers finding ways to improve lives of spinal cord injury patients

https://youtu.be/8aERFRr2HKw University of Louisville researchers are finding ways to help those who suffer catastrophic spinal cord injuries battle other health problems related to their injury. One of the secondary health effects of severe spinal cord injury...

Experimental Spinal Cord Treatment Helps Texas Man Regain Some Motion After Paralyzing Accident

Kent Stephenson is on a treadmill, working to put one foot in front of the other as a team of trainers helps guide his legs. There's a harness holding him upright, but Stephenson is,...

CPAR: Joel Burdick from Caltech on Epidural Spinal Stimulation

In this video, Joel Burdick peels back the work and strategies that go into making the best algorithms for spinal cord injury stimulation and recovery. https://youtu.be/XEP3DvPhx9Q

How paralyzed people are learning to walk | Susan Harkema | TEDxManhattanBeach

https://youtu.be/UldL951NGLQ Until now, it was believed that paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury was irreversible. In her provocative talk, Susan Harkema shares breakthrough research showing amazing functionality of the spinal cord, giving people with paralysis...

UofL research helps spinal cord injury patients take steps

Two research participants living with traumatic, motor complete spinal cord injury are able to walk over ground thanks to epidural stimulation paired with daily locomotor training. In addition, these and two other participants achieved...