Tag Archives: Epidural Stimulation

Motor recovery after activity-based training with spinal cord epidural stimulation in a chronic motor complete paraplegic

The prognosis for recovery of motor function in motor complete spinal cord injured (SCI) individuals is poor. Our research team has demonstrated that lumborsacral spinal cord epidural stimulation (scES) and activity-based training can progressively promote the recovery of volitional leg … Continue reading

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Neuroprosthetic Technologies to Improve Motor Recovery after SCI: Gregoire Courtine, PhD

Over the past decade, Dr. Courtine’s team developed a pragmatic therapy that restored supraspinal control over refined leg movements after severe spinal cord injury in rodents. The therapy acts over two time windows. Immediately, electrical and chemical neuromodulation of spinal … Continue reading

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RI Seminar: Joel W Burdick : Recovery of Function in Major Spinal Cord Injury with Epidural Stimulation

Joel W Burdick: Professor, California Institute of Technology Abstract Approximately 1,250,000 people in the U.S. suffer from spinal cord injury (SCI), with 400,000 confined to wheel chairs. Not only do the injured lose the ability to stand and walk (and … Continue reading

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Five men undergo non-invasive (transcutaneous) stimulation research at UCLA laboratory

In a study conducted at UCLA, five men who had been completely paralyzed were able to move their legs in a rhythmic motion thanks to a new, noninvasive procedure that stimulates the spinal cord. It is believed to be the … Continue reading

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Electronic long-term multimodal neural interfaces with Courtine & Lacour

New therapies are on the horizon for individuals paralyzed following spinal cord injury. The e-Dura implant developed by EPFL scientists can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation. The device is described in an article … Continue reading

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“Neuromodulatory Strategies for Recovery of Sensory-Motor Function after Severe Paralysis”: V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD, UCLA

One of the most anticipated speakers at the Working 2 Walk 2014 Symposium in Seattle Washington was Dr. V. Reggie Edgerton. With 40 years of experience in the field and the known successes with epidural stimulation coming to fruition the … Continue reading

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Initiation of Bladder Voiding with Epidural Stimulation in Paralyzed, Step Trained Rats

Abstract:: The inability to control timely bladder emptying is one of the most serious challenges among the several functional deficits that occur after a complete spinal cord injury. Having demonstrated that electrodes placed epidurally on the dorsum of the spinal … Continue reading

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Science Friday Interview with Dr. Susan Harkema and Dr. Roderic Pettigrew

Reawakening Limbs After Years of Paralysis… Public Radio International: LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE: Susan J. Harkema, Ph.D. professor, rehabilitation research director of the University of Louisvilleā€™s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center and the director of research at Frazier … Continue reading

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Media coverage on epidural stimulation in the news again

The epidural stimulation has again hit the mainstream media with the scientific publication news of 4 out of 4 people getting recovery in the journal Brain. Here’s that publication. We covered all the latest information last month (March 2nd, 4th … Continue reading

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