Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Electrical stimulation device helps arm mobility in stroke victims

This makes so much sense that it won't happen. I was always guessing where to place the pads and jolt strength when using the estim device I bought.

Intento, the start up created by Swiss research institutions EPFL and NCCR Robotics, has created a patient-controlled electrical stimulation device to help stroke victims regain mobility in affected arms. A common stroke-rehabilitation method uses functional electrical stimulation, where a therapist places electrodes on the patient’s skin and delivers an electric shock that makes the patient’s muscles move. Studies have shown this therapy works best when patients are involved in moving their own limbs.
Intento’s creation consists of electrode patches, a device the patients control using their working hand, and a tablet software. After selecting one of the tablet programs, it shows where the electrodes need to be placed and automatically configures the electrical pulse settings to generate the desired movement. Patients then move their functioning hand to control the electrical stimulation needed to fulfil the movement, such as picking up a glass or pressing a button.
The ultimate aim is that patients can perform the movements without using the device. A study by Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) showed that patient mobility significantly bettered after using the device, with 70% of patients showing notable improvement in their motor functions compared with only 30% using conventional therapy.
Stroke rehabilitation has been the subject of different technology trials, with a wearable sleeve to boost stroke recovery rate and a smart glove that uses gaming to help stroke patients recover the use of a hand being among solutions being tested. Will digital wearables ever reach the mainstream in stroke rehabilitation?

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