Reported Benefits of Neuroprosthesis Use

There have been many documented and reported benefits of neuroprosthesis use with the spinal cord injured person. The training required to use the device leads to short and long-term changes within the central nervous system (Popovic et al. 2002). A neuroprosthesis can be used as a neurorehabilitation system that promotes recovery and better hand function in incomplete SCI and stroke subjects or as a permanent orthotic device for complete cervical lesion SCI subjects to augment the grasp and manipulation functions required for typical ADLs.