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.
Grasping For Hope
Bob Veillette was alert. A thick ribbon of gauze coiled around his shaved head. Underneath the bandages lay the teapot-like spout that researchers hope would be the channel that would capture Veillette’s neural signals and allow him to move a cursor across a computer screen just by imagining it. As Veillette, former managing editor of the Republican-American, recovered consciousness, he blinked out a question to his wife of 42 years. “What were you so worried about?” he teased.
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