New electrical stimulation therapy may improve hand function after stroke

New electrical stimulation therapy may improve hand function after stroke DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2016 — A new electrical stimulation therapy helped stroke survivors with hand weakness improve hand dexterity more than an existing stimulation technique, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. About 800,000 people in the United States have strokes…

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Implanted Neuroprosthesis Improves Walking Ability in Stroke Patient

Tue, 05/31/2016 – 11:54am by American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation A surgically implanted neuroprosthesis—programmed to stimulate coordinated activity of hip, knee, and ankle muscles—has led to substantial improvement in walking speed and distance in a patient with limited mobility after a stroke, according to a single-patient study in the American Journal of Physical…

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Jennifer French: One of the First Bionic Women Shares the Value of the Neurotech Network

Jennifer French from St. Petersburg, Florida, is an incomplete quadriplegic. Thanks to advancements in assistive technology, she can stand, transfer, exercise and live independently. To promote new studies, equipment, treatments  and therapies that can help people with neurological problems easier, she and her husband created the Neurotech Network in 1998. This non-profit organization is dedicated to improving the education of…

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The Jennifer French Story

At the age of 26, Jennifer French’s life changed after suffering injury to her spinal cord in a snowboard accident. 2 years after becoming a quadriplegic, she found help at the Cleveland FES Center where she became part of a neurotechnology study. Watch the video…

Robots, hydroponic plants and other innovations showcased Friday at Case Western Reserve University

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Research ShowCASE 2015, an annual one-day presentation of more than 400 posters, videos, prototypes and live demonstrations, is scheduled for Friday at Case Western Reserve University. Displays in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center showcase innovation and research by faculty, staff and students. The event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,…

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