Research in the Implanted Devices Group is aimed at restoring function to paralysed muscles using Functional Electrical Stimulation, FES . Current projects include:
an implanted nerve root stimulator which is in clinical trials
the development of FES cycling systems using surface systems for patients with both complete and incomplete spinal lesions. As featured on “Tomorrow’s World” on BBC1.
development of a conditional stimulator system for incontinence
investigations into the use of physiological signals (EMG or ENG) for control of stimulation
the development of closed-loop control of standing in paraplegics
a study of endogenous spinal activity in patients with spinal lesions
The group specializes in implanted systems but also develops surface stimulation systems. The group has clinical and scientific links with many collaborators both in this country and abroad. Members of the group regularly present their work at scientific meetings.
Implanted Devices Group
Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering
Malet Place Engineering Building
London WC1E 6BT
Dept. Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 6262
Dept. Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 6269
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