Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Tag: Functional Electrical Stimulation

How a revolutionary technique got people with spinal-cord injuries back on their feet

Electrical stimulation has promised huge gains for people with paralysis. Now comes the hard part — getting beyond those first steps. Rob Summers was flat...

Brain-controlled, non-invasive muscle stimulation allows chronic paraplegics to walk

In another major clinical breakthrough of the Walk Again Project, a nonprofit international consortium aimed at developing new neurorehabilitation protocols, technologies, and therapies for...

Transforming Thoughts to Movement Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

What if paralyzed limbs could move using only the power of one’s thoughts? Borrowing a story line from the realm of science fiction, a...

Electrical stimulation technique helps patients with spinal cord injury

For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions – such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function – is of...

Department of Defense Awards $2.5M for Improving Spinal Cord Injury in Rehabilitation

In the United States, more than 280,000 people—including 42,000 military veterans—are affected by spinal cord injury (SCI), including limb weakness and paralysis. While rehabilitation...

Bionic bodies: From typing with a glance to restoring paralyzed limbs, new technology aids...

If eye-gaze technology, motion sensor tracking and functional electrical stimulation sound like secret weapons of the CIA, you’d be half right. Much of the...

What’s the Latest in Spinal Cord Injury Technology?

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients come to Burke’s inpatient acute rehabilitation program directly from the hospital/trauma center where they were treated and stabilized to...

Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his...

Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging technologies to move again—just by thinking

https://youtu.be/zLw_Kp0Vk58 First recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates limb that had been stilled for eight years. Bill Kochevar grabbed a mug of water, drew...

UCLA researcher tackles paralysis with electrical stimulation devices

A UCLA professor is helping paralyzed individuals regain use of their limbs through electric stimulation of the spinal cord. In 2015, Reggie Edgerton, the director...