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Queen's Invention Connects Brain Functioning To Limb Control; Pilot Project For Stroke Victims To Begin This Fall

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September 10, 2002
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Queen's University
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A Queen's neuroscientist's invention to help understand the role of the brain in arm and leg movement will dramatically improve the assessment and rehabilitation of stroke and spinal cord victims. It will also help lay the groundwork for development of neural prostheses that can re-activate paralyzed limbs.

A Queen's neuroscientist's invention to help understand the role of the brain in arm and leg movement will dramatically improve the assessment and rehabilitation of stroke and spinal cord victims. It will also help lay the groundwork for development of neural prostheses that can re-activate paralyzed limbs. Dr. Stephen Scott's unique mathematical model, combined with his new experimental device, KINARM (Kinesiological Instrument for Normal and Altered Reaching Movement), enables researchers for the first time to objectively quantify and manipulate the mechanics of limb movement in multi-joint motor tasks. This device has already generated several new observations on how the brain coordinates limb movements.


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Queen's University. (2002, September 10). Queen's Invention Connects Brain Functioning To Limb Control; Pilot Project For Stroke Victims To Begin This Fall. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020910080157.htm
Queen's University. "Queen's Invention Connects Brain Functioning To Limb Control; Pilot Project For Stroke Victims To Begin This Fall." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020910080157.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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