Benefits of Neuroprosthesis Use

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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.