Neuroprosthetics: Once More, With Feeling
Prosthetic arms are getting ever more sophisticated. Now they just need a sense of touch. The Modular Prosthetic Limb will help patients to feel and manipulate objects just as they would with a native hand.
CWRU Study of BrainGate Could Help Paralyzed Patients Regain Movement
A group of engineers at Case Western Reserve University, whose goal is to help people with paralysis regain the use of their limbs, is launching a clinical trial to study a system that will measure how these people's brains communicate movement.
Case Western Reserve University Joins BrainGate Clinical Trial
Experts in muscle stimulation technology and brain-computer interfaces working to restore movement for people with paralysis
VA Research in FES: Changing Lives
Financial planner Scott Fessler was a highly energetic, athletic young father when at the age of 33, he was in a near-fatal motorcycle crash. Scott suffered fractures to his cervical vertebrae, resulting in paralysis from the neck down.
Neurostimulation Allows Paralyzed Athlete to Walk Down Aisle at Wedding
The timing could not have been more eerie. It was the night of Friday the 13th in 1998, under the light of the full moon, when then 26-year-old Jennifer French went on a midnight snowboarding run with some friends on a New England mountain. Everyone made it to the bottom of the slope – except for French.
Biomedical Engineering Program Named One of The Top 10 in The Country
Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate biomedical engineering program jumped to eighth nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 college rankings, up from 13th last year.
Jennifer French, One of First to Benefit From FES Center Technology, To Compete in Paralympics
One of the first patients to receive implanted muscle stimulation technology developed at the Cleveland FES (Functional Electrical Simulation) Center will represent the United States in sailing this weekend at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Buckeye Chapter Newsletter Featuring FES
Dale thought he would never walk again after a fall from a ladder crushed his spine, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. However, thanks to research conducted by Cleveland FES Center, Dale can not only stand but also ambulate. “I was at a loss because I was used to being busy and active and couldn’t imagine being confined to a wheelchair” Dale said. “In fact, the day before the accident, I had been playing golf and shot a 42 for nine holes - the best game I ever played!” he boasts.
Raising Funds - Not the White Flag
Six years ago, a spinal cord injury suffered in a motorcycle crash left Scott Fessler without use of his arms or legs. An innovative neuroprosthetic device, however, has helped him regain control in his hand.
Giving Breakthroughs Their Big Break How Research Universities Are Finding New Ways to Bring Ideas From Lab to Life
When potentially game-changing medical discoveries don't fit easily into a standard business model, they can languish in a netherworld of limbo known as the Valley of Death. The term refers to the gap between a drug or medical device that holds promise for patients and the resources required to bring it to market. Recognizing their responsibility to improve lives even when profits prove uncertain, universities have begun to identify unconventional ways to advance innovations that could serve society.
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