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Article: 2 Treatments are better than one

A recent study in Europe showed that therapy combining brain monitoring and eStim is better than eStim alone. It seems obvious, but it’s great to have the evidence to back it up. The article says:

The BCI system was linked the patients’ brains to computers using electrodes. Each time the electrical activity was identified, the system stimulated the arm muscle that controls wrist and finger movements.

After 10 one-hour sessions, scientists noted a significant improvement in arm mobility. After the full round of treatment, test scores were more than twice as high as those of the second group.

Basically a patient tries to move the arm, the brain monitor detects that and signals to the eStim to engage, resulting in the movement. The brain gradually gets better at understanding that movement and works to rebuild those connections.

You can read more from the United Press here, or from Eureka Alert here.

After 10 one-hour sessions, scientists noted a significant improvement in arm mobility. After the full round of treatment, test scores were more than twice as high as those of the second group. Click To Tweet

 

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