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Mesh glove electrical stimulation

M. Meta Dimitrijevic, Nachum Soroker, Fabian E. Pollo
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 3 Number 3: Page 54 (June 1996)

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Abstract: Impaired movement of the arm and hand caused by disorders of the central nervous system can be ameliorated by using a wire mesh glove to stimulate afferents from the hand . The novelty of the method is that the whole hand is the target of stimulation. The flove is made of conductive wires that act as the common anode to a pair of carboon rubber cathodes placed over the dorsal and volar surfaces of the forearm. A dual-channel stimulator delivers a train of stimuli. Beneficial effects are suppression of muscle hypertonia, augmentation of residual volitional movement, increased awareness of the affected hand, and decrease of spatial hemineglect.

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