Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Newcastle University testing wearable to restore hand, arm function in stroke survivors

Newcastle University is testing a wearable device in partially paralyzed stroke patients to see if it can restore hand and arm function.
The device, about the size of a mobile phone, strengthens connections between the brain and spinal cord by delivering electrical shocks to the arm and making audible clicks, according to a statement. The treatment is delivered via a pad on the arm and an earpiece. The clicks and electrical stimulation are delivered continuously.
"We think that if they wear this for 4 hours a day we will be able to see a permanent improvement in their extensor muscle connections which will help them gain control on their hand,” said Stuart Baker, a professor of movement neuroscience at Newcastle University, in the statement.

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1 comment:

  1. I wish for successful testing. It will give a new hope to people who are suffered with paralyzed stroke.