Category Archives: Rehabilitation

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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SCI Trial Report Standing and Walking with Electrical Stimulation at Mayo

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature … Continue reading

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Recovery of overground walking after chronic motor complete with Epi Stim

Here is today’s latest information in a brief article and video on the spinal cord injury trial testing Epi Stim Standing and Stepping in the ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02339233. Recovery of Over-Ground Walking after Chronic Motor Complete Spinal Cord Injury at the … Continue reading

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More good news out of UCLA lab on restoring bladder function non-invasive after SCI

A non-invasive method to restore bladder function after a spinal cord injury continues to show progress in the Dr. Daniel Lu laboratory at UCLA.  This experiment showed positive results in 5 people eliminating the need for catheters for up to … Continue reading

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More concept developments reported from the Courtine lab in Nature

For those following SCI research in the electrical stimulation field, this open access article in Nature Communications is worth a read.  Here, the Gregoire Courtine lab describes the concept and project where brain-controlled modulation coupled with constant stimulation during gait … Continue reading

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