Tag: spinal cord injuries

Brain Electrodes Could Mean Movement For Spinal Injury Patients [VIDEO]

Brain Electrodes Could Mean Movement For Spinal Injury Patients [VIDEO]

Imagine moving an object by simply thinking about that action. It’s not telepathy, but a recent development by researchers might give hope to patients with paralysis due to spinal cord injuries.

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Scientists develop robotic mobilization device that gives paraplegics unprecedented freedom

Scientists develop robotic mobilization device that gives paraplegics unprecedented freedom

A team of scientists based in Istanbul, Turkey have created a revolutionary piece of equipment for those with spinal cord injuries and illnesses that provides a level of independence far beyond that which is available to users of conventional wheelchairs.

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Tongue drive system goes inside the mouth to improve performance and user comfort

Tongue drive system goes inside the mouth to improve performance and user comfort

| February 20, 2012

The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. The newest system prototype allows people with high-level spinal cord injuries to wear an inconspicuous dental retainer embedded with sensors to operate a computer and electric wheel…

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Saving dogs with spinal cord injuries

Saving dogs with spinal cord injuries

Dogs with spinal cord injuries may soon benefit from an experimental drug currently being tested by researchers — work that they hope will one day help people with similar injuries.

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A first: Brain support cells from umbilical cord stem cells

A first: Brain support cells from umbilical cord stem cells

For the first time ever, stem cells from umbilical cords have been converted into other types of cells, which may eventually lead to new treatment options for spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, among other nervous system diseases.

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