Functional Electrical Stimulation

Functional electrical stimulation involves use of implanted devices to generate electrical impulses to activate nerves and restore function in patients with paralysis from spinal cord injuries, stroke, head injury or other neurological disorders. These devices can also restore neural activity in cases of sensory damage, including cochlear implants for deafness and retinal stimulation for blindness caused by macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa.


1. Accessed Sept. 5, 2014.

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