LOUISVILLE, Ky. (5/23/15) — More than a dozen leading basic scientists from around the nation and the world studying neurological function made presentations to 160 fellow researchers in Louisville Wednesday and Thursday. The goal? To facilitate collaborations that will advance science leading to improved spinal cord and head injury rehabilitation. Scientists from Sweden, Canada and… Continue Reading »
A new thought-controlled robotic arm taps into a different part of the brain than most, which its creators say may give its paralyzed users an easier learning curve and allow for more fluid movements. They report on the success of their first patient, Erik G. Sorto, in a paper published Thursday in Science. When Sorto,… Continue Reading »
Erik Sorto, a 34-year old American, has been unable to move his arms or legs for more than a decade, since a gunshot wound left him paralysed from the neck down. Even now, he misses the little things. “I want to be able to drink my own beer – to be able to take a… Continue Reading »
Clinton Township — Charlie Parkhill talks with his hands. It’s remarkable, given that 17 years ago, an accident left him unable to move his body below his neck. Parkhill was a CPA with his own business when, in 1998, he went on vacation with his wife to Mexico. While he was coming out of the… Continue Reading »
The first two patients to receive InVivo’s Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for spinal cord injury are showing improvement three-to-six months after surgery. The first spinal cord injury patient was treated in October 2014 at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and the second was treated in January 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.