Mesh-glove. 2. Modulation of residual upper limb motor control after stroke with whole-hand electric stimulation.
Dimitrijević MM, Soroker N.
Division of Restorative Neurology and Human Neurobiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
The effects of whole-hand electrical stimulation via a wired mesh-glove upon the residual motor control of the upper extremity are described. Clinical observations were made in 2 patients with nonfunctional upper limbs, 4 and 2 years after stroke, who had been enrolled in the home mesh-glove program for 6 and 4 months, respectively. The stimulation paradigm is novel and the target of stimulation is the hand. Preliminary results indicate beneficial effects such as reduction in muscle hypertonia and facilitation of isolated hand movements
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