Hope is on the horizon for stroke patients with paralysis, as a new technology has been developed that may help restore movement in their hands.
The technology, known as spinal cord stimulation, has been tested on two stroke survivors and has enabled them to regain movement in their hands. The process involves a device that sends electrical pulses to the spine, which researchers have called a “tickle.”
The device was developed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, and is being tested in clinical trials. It has been found to be effective in helping stroke patients regain movement in their hands, and the researchers are now hoping to make the technology more widely available.
The results of the clinical trial have been published in the journal Nature Medicine, and the researchers are optimistic that the technology will be able to help many more stroke patients in the future.
“We are very encouraged by the results of this study,” said lead researcher Dr. David Reinkensmeyer. “We are optimistic that this technology can be used to help many more stroke patients regain movement in their hands.”
The researchers are now working to make the technology more accessible to stroke patients, and are hopeful that it can become a mainstream treatment for those suffering from paralysis due to stroke.