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Neck implant could help stroke patients regain hand movements – Daily Mail

Monday, 26 April, 2021

Neck implant could help stroke patients regain hand movements – Daily Mail

A matchbox-sized neck implant that delivers stimulating bursts of electricity could help stroke patients regain hand movements, scientists claim.

The 'Vivistim' device, from Texas-based biotech firm MicroTransponder, stimulates the vagus nerve – a large nerve running from the head and neck to the abdomen.

Vivistim stimulates the vagus nerve while the patient is undergoing rehabilitative movement, which tells the brain to 'pay attention' to that movement.

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9504109/Neck-implant-help-stroke-patients-regain-hand-movements.html

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