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The 19th Dr. John Rae Lecture Working with Neuroplasticity to Overcome Hand Paralysis

By Milos Popovic

One type of neuroprosthesis is an artificial device used to replace and substitute function in a non-functioning hand. A patient depends on such a device for their entire life to reach and grasp objects. This lecture presents, however, an innovative neuroprosthetic invention, the MyndMove device, developed to apply Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to restore voluntary hand and arm function in patients suffering from upper-limb paralysis following severe stroke and spinal cord injury. Dr. Povovic will also review the results of two pivotal Phase II randomized control trials, and discuss the long journey (20+ years) and the challenges involved in transferring research findings into commercially viable technology.

Dr. Popovic is the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research and Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. To learn more about current clinical use of MyndMove in Canada visit:  www.myndtec.com/myndmove.  Less..

Room 1A1, Ewart Angus Centre,
McMaster Children's Hospital (University Medical Ctr),
1280 Main St West, Hamilton

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