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Thread: Spinal Cord Stimulation Helps Paralyzed People Move Their Hands

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    Spinal Cord Stimulation Helps Paralyzed People Move Their Hands

    " Two participants with severe injuries to their cervical spine?the spinal cord at the level of the neck?were implanted with an array of 16 electrodes. Each implant was placed onto the spinal cord at the level of the injury and extended just above and below the injury. Participants practiced grasping and moving a handgrip while receiving varying levels of electrical pulses from the device. One person was tested daily over seven days while the other had weekly sessions for eight weeks.

    In both individuals, hand strength improved over the course of a single session. With additional sessions, the accuracy and force the participants could generate gradually increased. The effects were maintained even in the absence of stimulation; by the end of the study, both individuals could generate more force without any stimulation than at the start of the study with stimulation."

    https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-event...ve-their-hands

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    Well are they going to give it to me or what?...lol
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    This is really great. They improved in one session. That is very promising. Hope this is just tip of the iceberg. In the future they might come with stronger better electrodes to stimulate more and more nerves.

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    Improved compared to before... but does that mean functional?

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    If someone gave me a saw, I'd cut off my legs myself for my hand function back hahah.

    The wheelchair life ain't even bad, who cares about walking... you paras will never get it!

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    And this stuff needs to be available ASAP. No doubt about that.

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    one sentence is standard to see at the end of almost every publication (Much more work needs to be done..... )
    And that means, wait another 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beuty View Post
    one sentence is standard to see at the end of almost every publication (Much more work needs to be done..... )
    And that means, wait another 10 years.
    You are so right. I read the articles and I am so excited and then the last sentence comes in and then I am down

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    This one sounds very close to coming to market or I am hoping.

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