Mesh-glove. 1. A method for whole-hand electrical stimulation in upper motor neuron dysfunction
Division of Restorative Neurology and Human Neurobiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
A newly devised method for electrical stimulation via a wired mesh-glove is described. The stimulation paradigm is novel in that a whole hand is the target of stimulation. Specific standardized stimulation modalities are reviewed. The protocol for mesh-glove stimulation for patients with and without volitional movements, but increased muscle tone is outlined. A sequenced program based on restoration of motor functions is described. The mesh-glove stimulation is well suited for home use. On the basis of our experience working with 40 patients after stroke, head and spinal cord injuries, we concluded that this procedure is beneficial and safe.
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