Category Archives: Rehabilitation

How paralyzed people are learning to walk

How paralyzed people are learning to walk | Susan Harkema | TEDxManhattanBeach Until now, it was believed that paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury was irreversible. In her provocative talk, Susan Harkema shares breakthrough research showing amazing functionality of the … Continue reading

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Restoring function after severe spinal cord injury through bioluminescence-driven optogenetic stimulation of spinal circuitry

Authors: E. D. PETERSEN, A. PAL, J. ZENCHAK, E. D. SHARKEY, L. SHAFAU, A. PENA, M. PRAKASH, U. HOCHGESCHWENDER; Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant, MI Lab Team Abstract: The ability to manipulate specific neuronal populations of the spinal cord following … Continue reading

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Engineered Neuroplasticity for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

“Engineered Neuroplasticity for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation” by Chet Moritz, PhD, PT (University of Washington), at the 7th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation.  

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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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