neural prosthesis


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neural prosthesis

[‚nu̇r·əl präs′thē·səs]
(medicine)
A prosthesis that bypasses a portion of the nervous system and provides electrical stimulation to existing muscles in situations where paralysis has interrupted the natural control pathways.
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Scientists at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) have invested decades of research in designing a neural prosthesis that will increase the independence of individuals with C5-6 injuries.
The original development work on the MAP system was funded through SBIR grants in the early 1990s from the NIH Neural Prosthesis Program under the direction of Dr.
This level of performance is remarkable and is far greater than that achieved to date with any other type of neural prosthesis.
In this research service, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following technologies/applications: electronically controlled leg and hand prosthesis, neural prosthesis, retinal implants, assistive and rehabilitative robots, and research in these technological areas.

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