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NEW DEVICE ASSISTS WALKING IN PATIENTS WITH SPINAL CORD DAMAGE

Dec. 16, 2005
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A new device developed at the University of Toronto that stimulates the muscles of patients with spinal cord injuries helps to increase walking function in those whose condition is not expected to improve. U of T researchers have found that functional electrical stimulation (FES), a process that sends controlled bursts of electricity through the skin and into muscles, can help patients improve their step frequency, stride length and overall walking speed.

Medical News Today (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=34976)