Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Enhanced FES system could aid MS sufferers

From the MS Trust website, source The Engineer:
Note we offer a FES Clinic at our Centre for more information please contact Ruth Lownsbrough or Mohamed Abdul in our Phyiotherapy Team.


The approximately 100,000 people in the UK who suffer with multiple sclerosis (MS) could benefit from improvements being made to a technology that eases mobility by electrically stimulating improperly functioning muscles and nerves.
A functional electrical stimulation (FES) system generates electrical impulses from skin surface electrodes placed on targeted nerves and muscles. These mild electric shocks make muscles contract and joints move. Read full article here