The objective of this project is to develop and promote a method for restoring motor function lost due to upper motor neuron lesion (spinal cord injury, stroke) in a way that the user has direct control over the movement. When a muscle contracts it is causing a weak electrical signal that can be measured on the skin over the muscle- even if the muscle is almost completely paralysed (paretic). At the same time the muscle can be electrically stimulated to contract. Combining these two principles the muscle can directly boost itself to obtain a greater amount of contraction.
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