One Hand Controls Another: A New Electrical Stimulation Therapy for Stroke Rehab

Electrical stimulation of the arms and hands affected by a stroke is one rehab technique that can provide a lot of benefits if done right. One major problem is having a reliable method of activating stimulation at just the right time so that the patient feels in control and gets the most out of the therapy. Researchers in Ohio at the MetroHealth System, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center developed an electrical stimulation system that uses the strong┬áhand to control the grip of the weakened one. An electronic sensing glove is worn by the hand…
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