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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

    #2
    Well are they going to give it to me or what?...lol
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      #3
      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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        #4
        Improved compared to before... but does that mean functional?
        T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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          #5
          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!
          C5-C6 #quadlife

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            #6
            And this stuff needs to be available ASAP. No doubt about that.
            T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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              #7
              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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                #8
                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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                  #9
                  http://nnr.sagepub.com/content/early...44344.abstract
                  http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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                    #10
                    This one sounds very close to coming to market or I am hoping.

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                      #11
                      I'm trying to figure if they are complete or incomplete... I know in the article it says they are with severe injuries but that doesn't necessarily mean complete.
                      Last edited by Silvio GS; 14 Jun 2016, 6:21 PM. Reason: Font size

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                        #12
                        That's a very good question. I will read them again.

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                          #13
                          It is not very clear from what I read.

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                            #14
                            not this but most of the previous articles about Epidural stimulation always seemed like they tried to stress that these results are on "completes". That was one of Epidural stimulations' early allures
                            "That's not smog! It's SMUG!! " - randy marsh, southpark

                            "what???? , you don't 'all' wear a poop sac?.... DAMNIT BONNIE, YOU LIED TO ME ABOUT THE POOP SAC!!!! "


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                              #15
                              https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea...-sbs121216.php

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