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Latest Functional electrical stimulation Stories

2013-05-02 08:35:12

Non-Invasive Neurostimulation System, Well-Received in Europe, Now Available in Canada for Adults and Children 9 years and older LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a California-based medical device company, today announced that it has received a Class 2 medical device license for its Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) (external trigeminal nerve stimulation) System from Health Canada.  The license covers the use of the Monarch eTNS System for treatment of drug-resistant...

2013-04-07 23:00:29

A clinical trial offered at Forbes Regional Hospital suggests that electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is as effective as standard physical therapy in helping patients recover from joint replacement surgery. Monroeville, PA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 For Patricia Brooks, the tingling of electrical current running through her leg was preferable to the sting of physical therapy following her total knee replacement. Ms. Brooks, participated in a clinical trial offered at Forbes Regional Hospital...

2013-03-11 12:24:38

DUBLIN, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Only Report in the Neurotechnology Industry to Forecast New product Categories in Neurorehabilitation and Neurosensing (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Market for Neurotechnology 2012-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n28gwb/the_market_for ] report to their offering. This newly published market research report is...

2013-03-04 16:25:46

Study by Kennedy Krieger's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury suggests activity-based restorative therapy programs may provide substantial benefits for persons with chronic SCI BALTIMORE, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by Kennedy Krieger Institute's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (Epub ahead of print) finds that long-term lower extremity functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling, as part of a rehabilitation regimen, is associated with...

2013-02-11 08:26:48

CLEVELAND, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has formalized an agreement with Shepherd Center to support the commercialization of Parker's exoskeleton device Indego(TM), which is planned for release in 2014. Shepherd Center, based in Atlanta, Ga., is one of the leading hospitals in the United States for medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal...

2013-02-07 10:00:12

Wearing a nerve stimulator for 20 minutes a day may be a new option for migraine sufferers, according to new research published in the February 6, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The stimulator is placed on the forehead, and it delivers electrical stimulation to the supraorbital nerve. For the study, 67 people who had an average of four migraine attacks per month were followed for one month with no treatment. Then they...

2013-02-06 12:25:58

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host free webinars in February on the topics of sexuality and intimacy for couples with disabilities, followed by health and fitness for wheelchair users. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) "These webinars will help people learn how to address health and sexuality issues, especially if they use a wheelchair or...

2013-02-06 10:11:07

A training regimen to adjust the body's motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. During training, the participants were instructed to suppress a knee jerk-like reflex elicited by a small shock to the leg. Those who were able to calm hyperactive reflexes — a common effect of spinal cord injuries — saw improvements in their walking. The study was led by...

2013-01-22 08:29:46

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a California -based medical device company, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application No. 12/898,686 entitled "Devices, Systems and Methods For Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders." The patent application, exclusively licensed to NeuroSigma, is owned by The Regents of the University of California (Regents) as a result of research conducted by...

2012-11-30 16:04:53

By using noninvasive stimulation, researchers were able to temporarily improve the ability of people with spinal cord injuries to use their hands. The findings, reported on November 29th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, hold promise in treating thousands of people in the United States alone who are partially paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. "This approach builds on earlier work and highlights the importance of the corticospinal tract–which conducts impulses from the...