A system is presented for generation of upper limb function in the totally paralysed arms of high level spinal cord lesion subjects. The stimulation part of the system is voice operated, computer controlled, and uses high-resolution surface stimulation to generate arm and hand movements. Splinting, suspension, and voluntary upper trunk and shoulder girdle movements complement the stimulationgenerated movements. Eating, drinking and writing have been achieved by two C4 quadriplegics using the system.
- Electrical stimulation
- Upper limb
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer Science Applications