Electrically stimulating surviving nerves in the upper spinal cord following severe spinal cord injury improved motor control in upper limbs and allowed monkeys with limited arm function to regain lost movement.
Researchers have developed a new wireless brain stimulation device that could revolutionize the way neurological disorders are treated. The device, called WAND, fine tunes treatments by stimulating and recording electrical currents in the brain at the same time.
WUSTL researchers have developed a new, implantable and biodegradable device that delivers pulses of electrical activity to damaged peripheral nerves in rats, helping the animals to regrow nerves and improve nerve function.
Low intensity electrical stimulation to specific brain areas can help to improve short term verbal memory, researchers report.
University of Rochester researchers report low levels of electrical stimulation delivered to areas of the brain responsible for movement can instruct an appropriate response, replacing signals for sensory processing.
Researchers describe using low current electrical stimulation on specific areas of the brain to enhance distinct memories.
A new prosthetic system allows amputees to feel the same intensity of pressure on their prosthetic hand as they can feel with their natural hand.
Researchers report epidural stimulation helped two people with quadriplegia to improve voluntary hand movements.