Stentrode Device Allows Computer Control by ALS Patients With Partial Upper Limb Paralysis- ALS News Today

The Stentrode, a minimally invasive, fully implanted wireless device that transmits signals from the brain’s motor cortex, can help people with upper limb paralysis control a digital device without using their hands, a study shows.

In a first-in-human experience, the device has been implanted successfully into two people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who could not move their upper limbs. A couple of months after implantation, patients could control a computer and complete daily tasks such as online banking, shopping, and texting.

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