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Locomotion Induction by Electrical Stimulation of the Spinal Cord (88-07)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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Physical Therapy in Spinal Injuries

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A method and device for inducing locomotion in animals by electrical stimulation of the spinal cord using long duration pulses (0.2msec to 2 msec). These pulses are delivered at low frequencies (0.5 Hz to 20 Hz) epidurally or subdurally to the dorsal columns or dorsal root entry zone at the cervical or lumbar regions of the spinal cord for treating deficits in locomotion.


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U.S. Patent #5,002,053

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UAMS BioVentures - TLO

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Medical School - Teaching Hospital - Research Institution

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