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Neurotechnology for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Fact Sheet

Created in collaboration with The National Spinal Cord Injury Association for Spinal Cord Central. The fact sheet is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides an overview of neurotechnology and its applications to spinal cord injury. Part 2 provides a listing of the devices and therapies available and additional resources.
Click Here for Part 1 - Neurotechnology for Spinal Cord Injury: An Overview and Explanation
Click Here for Part 2 - Neurotechnology for Spinal Cord Injury: Devices, Therapies and Other Resources for the Consumer

Spinal Cord Injury Applications listed by Category

There are a variety of applications which are listed below by category. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. There are health, medical and financial risks. Out of pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. Finally, this is an evolving field of science and technology development this page is updated on a periodic basis.

Breathing & Cough Assistance

Hand Grasp & Rehab for Upper Extremities

Pain & Spasticity Management

Bladder Management

Sexual Function

Pressure Sore Prevention & Wound Therapy

Assisted Standing & Ambulation Systems

Exercise & Rehabilitation Systems

Alternative Treatments and Diagnostics for Depression

Other Applications

Clinical Trials

There are many clinical trials being conducted in this area. Visit Clinical Trials.gov. Search terms with spinal cord injury and any of the following: electrical stimulation, neuromuscular stimulation, exercise, urinary, sexual function, walking, hand function, cough, respiratory. It is very important to understand clinical trials and what is involved.

Stand by Me!

A chronicle of Jen French receiving the upgrade to an implanted neural prosthesis for spinal cord injury. This site contains journal entries from Jen during her pre-surgical preparation, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation with intermittent comments from the clinical team. Visit by clicking the image below.

Stand by Me journal 

Developing Neuroprosthetic Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury

The SCI Forum presentation “Developing Neuroprosthetic Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury,” took place on February 8, 2011 at the University of Washington Medical Center. It is now available for viewing on -line by clicking this link (you will be redirected) http://sci.washington.edu/info/forums/reports/research_moritz.asp.

Healthy Now, Preparing for the Future

This Webinar is part of the Stepping Forward Staying Informed Lecture Series at the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center and hosted by Boston Medical Center. It was broadcasted on LiveStream. Click here is read the handout. Or Watch the Webinar below

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FES Resource Guide

  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Resource Guide for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury or Multiple Sclerosis. Click here to download our PDF Guide

    This resource is provided courtesy of: The Cleveland FES Center, ABLEDATA, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Buckeye Chapter of the PVA, the PVA Spinal Cord Injury Education and Training Foundation, and the Technical Review and Community Advisory Committees for the original FES Resource Guide.

Other Spinal Cord Injury Resources

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