Epidural stimulation enabled rats with spinal cord injuries to better control their bladders, a new study reports.
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.
A surgeon is using electrical stimulation as part of an advanced surgical technique to treat Bell's palsy. Stimulating the patient's damaged facial nerves with an electrical current helps 'jump start' the nerve in order to restore improved facial movement more quickly.
Researchers report epidural stimulation helped two people with quadriplegia to improve voluntary hand movements.