Monday, June 21, 2021

Tag: hand movement

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...

Rewiring of nerves gives movement to paralyzed arms and hands

Researchers from Australia have successfully “rewired” the nerves within the paralyzed arms of some accident survivors and provided them with successful movement of arms and hands. The results of the study titled, “Expanding traditional tendon-based...

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 team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis—together...
Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury

Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury

https://youtu.be/nGU3dAMlXCg Learn how three people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia) have improved their hand function and increased their independence through a combination of techniques, exercises and tools. After watching, please complete a 2-minute video feedback survey at...
Gene therapy restores hand function

Gene therapy restores hand function after spinal cord injury in rats

https://youtu.be/dCyIiDcn9WU Researchers at King’s College London and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy. People with spinal cord injury...

This hand exoskeleton for people with paralysis can be controlled by brainwaves

People with limited mobility or paralysis could be able to use their hands again thanks to a robotic exoskeleton which can be controlled by brainwaves. The lightweight and portable devices are being developed in the...

Gloves for Life

Enable Your Hands — Enable Your Life! These unique push gloves are designed to help quadriplegics and others with limited dexterity by making it more efficient and less strenuous to maneuver wheelchairs and to aid...

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 it to his lips and drank through the straw. His motions...

Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements. A clinical research publication led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer...

The mind-reading robotic hand that lets quadriplegic people grasp everyday objects

Scientists have developed a robotic interface which could help to restore fine hand movements in paraplegics. By combining an electrode cap with an exoskeleton worn over the fingers, the device translates brain signals to hand...