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Electrical Exercise System Gives Paralysis Sufferers Power To Recover Strength

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August 5, 2005
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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A new system uses electrical signals to stimulate movement in arm muscles where function has been lost.

An exercise in fitness -- Sean Roake demonstrates the new exercise system.
Credit: Image courtesy of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

People affected by paralysis could enjoy more independence, better health and a higher quality of life thanks to an innovative system designed to improve fitness and increase arm strength.


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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. (2005, August 5). Electrical Exercise System Gives Paralysis Sufferers Power To Recover Strength. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050805101335.htm
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