Upper Limb Table 27 Second Generation Neuroprosthesis Myoelectrically Conrolled

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Kilgore et al.

Population: Age=24, 34, 43 yr; Level of injury: C5=1, C6=2; Time from injury to implant=1, 2, and 4 yr.
Treatment: A second generation neuroprosthesis system was implanted into individuals and functional outcomes were evaluated.
Outcome Measures: Grasp and Release Test, Activities of Daily Living Abilities (ADLAT), Craig Handicapped Assessment and Reporting Tool (CHART) and the NP Usage Survey.

  1. Functional Outcomes: all 3 subjects used their NP to perform activities that they could not perform prior to implantation (post implant follow up ranged from 2-4 years).
  2. Body Structures and Function: every subject improved in pinch force strength; post op pinch force with the NP was significantly greater than without the NP (paired-sample t-test, p=.038).
  3. Activities: every subject was able to double the number of objects manipulated in the GRT with NP (2 subjects completed 6/6 tasks; one subject 5/6 tasks)
  4. ADLAT all 3 subjects improved in least 5 activities with one subject in all 9.
  5. Participation: all 3 subjects increased their scores for physical independence, 1 in the mobility task, 1 in the social integration scale, 1 subject a decrease in occupation subscale.
  6. Device Usage: 2/3 reported daily usage of the NP; 1/3 used the device 50% of the time

Note:GRT=Grasp and Release Test; Np=Neuroprosthesis