The AMES device, which has just received FDA approval
The AMES device robotically moves a paralyzed or partially-paralyzed limb, while vibrating the muscle receptors that would be involved in that movement if it was initiated by the patient
Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration granted clearance to a new device that could be of considerable aid to stroke victims or people with partial spinal cord injuries. Created by Dr. Paul Cordo of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in collaboration with OHSU spinoff company AMES, the "AMES device" reportedly helps the brain get paralyzed muscles moving again.
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