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  • #16
    I am going to case western on December 10th for a screening appointment.
    They are planning on implanting this new device for the first time in January 2016. It will stimulate the muscles to help trunk control and hand function.
    Their current device seen in the video can be used for trunk control, standing, stepping, pedaling.
    c6 inc since 2-19-11
    ex pro-am motocross racer
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    • #17
      Excellent - hope you get in!
      Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

      T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Wills77 View Post
        I am going to case western on December 10th for a screening appointment.
        They are planning on implanting this new device for the first time in January 2016. It will stimulate the muscles to help trunk control and hand function.
        Their current device seen in the video can be used for trunk control, standing, stepping, pedaling.
        Do you know how would that work? Let's say the hand function, is it voluntarily?or something like pressing buttons to open or close hand?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Silvio GS View Post
          Do you know how would that work? Let's say the hand function, is it voluntarily?or something like pressing buttons to open or close hand?
          The old device works by pressing a button to turn the stim on. I'm not sure about the new one yet. When I'm there we are going to go over everything they have available and the differences between devices.
          c6 inc since 2-19-11
          ex pro-am motocross racer
          tilite aero z s2

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          • #20
            Hope you get in Wills77! Sounds promising, best of luck! Even a little hand function back for a quad would make such a difference.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Wills77 View Post
              The old device works by pressing a button to turn the stim on. I'm not sure about the new one yet. When I'm there we are going to go over everything they have available and the differences between devices.
              Thanks Wills and looking forward to hear from you. Good luck

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              • #22
                How did it go Wills? Did you find out more about the new device for the hand function?

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                • #23
                  Here's a video about the work moving forward at the FES Center..

                  http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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                  • #24
                    The appointment went really good. I didn't find out too much about the hand function program because my hand function is decent and I'm interested in the standing program.
                    Here is what I found out about the new device in the link on the first post
                    It will be fully implanted besides a controller to operate the functions.
                    You will charge it wireless at night time
                    They are doing the first human implant in January and the second in March
                    It will stimulate trunk muscles for posture and hand muscles to grasp
                    It will be at least 4 years before this system is fda approved to be used for their standing program.
                    Based on how the other system works you will push a button to grasp and release

                    Their other devices are 8 and 16 channel stimulators
                    The stimulator gets implanted in your abdomen then leads get connected to different nerves in your legs and back.
                    On the outside a coil gets taped over top of the implant and connects to the controller box.
                    The controller box has different programs in it to stimulate certain nerves to make you do different functions.
                    Ex. Standing, press the button and the stimulation to all of the muscles needed to stand ramps up to 100% over 3 seconds

                    At my appointment we went over the paperwork
                    I got checked out by their nurse
                    I did a strength and sensation test with the physical therapist
                    We put stimulation pads on my quads, hamstrings, glutes and back. 8 pads all together on my standing muscles.
                    The engineer programmed the controller box as we tested the strength of each muscle
                    We tested them 1 at a time then all of them together while laying down.
                    While sitting on the edge of the therapy table, holding onto a walker, he turned the stim on and I stood up using the strength of my own muscles.
                    We did this 3 different times while the doctor watched.
                    We talked about implanting 2 of the 16 channel devices to maximize the amount of muscles we could stimulate and functions we could program.
                    Lastly the physical therapist gave of a tour of their different work areas.
                    They are going to talk about me with the rest of the team on Monday and get back to me next week but said as long as nothing changes with me before next week I'm good to go.
                    c6 inc since 2-19-11
                    ex pro-am motocross racer
                    tilite aero z s2

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                    • #25
                      What was your impression standing? Can I follow you on Facebook?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Silvio GS View Post
                        How did it go Wills? Did you find out more about the new device for the hand function?
                        It sounds like they hope for an all wireless system...LINK
                        http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Dlevy View Post
                          What was your impression standing? Can I follow you on Facebook?
                          It felt good to be standing using my own muscles. I have dull sensation so I could feel the stimulation tightening my muscles and weight through my feet. It was easy going from a seated position to standing straight up. I use a standing frame and hkafo braces at home but with my braces on my legs are locked straight before I stand so I need to lift my whole body up until I drag my feet underneath of me. Yea you can my name is Cody Wills
                          c6 inc since 2-19-11
                          ex pro-am motocross racer
                          tilite aero z s2

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