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Novel device can benefit patients with upper limb paralysis – News-Medical.Net

A tiny device the size of a small paperclip has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, email and even shop online in the first human trial….

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020
A tiny device the size of a small paperclip has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, email and even shop online in the first human trial.
The device, Stentrode™, has been implanted successfully in two patients, who both suffer from severe paralysis due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – also known as motor neuron disease (MND) – and neither had the ability to move their upper limbs.
Published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional…

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