Category Archives: Rehabilitation

Regaining trunk stability after spinal cord injury

Authors: M. RATH, D. G. SAYENKO, Y. P. GERASIMENKO, V. EDGERTON Lab Abstract: Recently we have developed the non-invasive electrical spinal stimulation technology for postural control in SCI subjects during standing. However, the potential of non-invasive spinal stimulation to facilitate … Continue reading

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Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Acutely Modulates Lower Urinary Tract and Bowel Function Following Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report

Authors: Matthias Walter, Amanda H. X. Lee, Alex Kavanagh, Aaron A. Phillips and Andrei V. Krassioukov “Regaining control of autonomic functions such as those of the cardiovascular system, lower urinary tract and bowel, rank among the most important health priorities … Continue reading

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Dustin Shillcox explains epidural stimulation that restores movement after SCI

“In 2013, Dustin Shillcox became 1 of the first 4 people in the world to be a part of groundbreaking epidural stimulation research at the University of Louisville.  A set of electrodes was surgically implanted onto his spinal cord below the level of his injury and a … Continue reading

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First Year Update at Brooks Cybernic Treatment Center Utilizing “HAL” for SCI

The Brooks Cybernic Treatment Center is the only US-based facility offering HAL technology to those with a spinal cord injury. Cybernics is a new academic field that is centered on cybernetics, mechatronics and informatics fused with various other fields including … Continue reading

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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has implanted SCI trial patient walking 1/2 mile.

Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News “Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors … Continue reading

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Nerve-on-a-Chip to Improve Functionality of Neuroprosthetic Devices

Read about the neuroprosthetic advancement at MEDGADGETS: “Scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have created a special device to be able to stimulate and record signals from and to peripheral nerve fibers on a specialty … Continue reading

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Neuroplasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Francisco Benavides from Miami Project explains the neuroplasticity experiments taking place at Miami Project.

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SCI Research and Rehabilitation: Mayo Clinic Radio

Dr. Kendall Lee, neurosurgeon and director of Mayo Clinic’s Neural Engineering Laboratories, covers two topics – deep brain stimulation surgery and the latest update on spinal cord injury research (at 10:00 min) from the neurosurgeon’s perspective. Rehabilitation for spinal cord … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Stimulation for Restoration of Function After Spinal Cord Injury

“This review summarizes different approaches to electrical stimulation of the spinal cord designed to restore motor function, with a brief discussion of their origins and the current understanding of their mechanisms of action.” Therapeutic Stimulation for Restoration of Function After … Continue reading

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Louis and Harold Price Foundation boosts SCI work at the Dr. Daniel Lu Laboratory with $3M gift

From the UCLA Newsroom “The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received a $3 million gift from The Louis and Harold Price Foundation to support the spinal cord work of Dr. Daniel Lu, associate professor of neurosurgery and … Continue reading

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