Conference “Practical aspects of Non-invasive and Invasive Spinal Cord Stimulation” (09.09.21) 12 lectures:

Masterclass: tSCS & EES (09.10.21)

Round table (09.11.21)

New Hope for SCI patients

Interdisciplinary AI Research for Neurorehabilitation During a Pandemic

This story is featured in the Spring 2021 issue of St. Thomas Engineer.

For most, the pandemic has disrupted our routine lives, challenging jobs, family interactions, school and normal health care. For some, such as patients with spinal injuries, COVID-19 lockdowns disrupt an already challenging time – their recovery following spinal cord injury. While spinal injury remains a major problem, promising approaches are showing amazing results in helping even severely impacted patients recover some motor control. This work is a good example of medical, neuro, data and computer scientists responding to COVID-19 challenges and patient needs now … and imagining a new and improved future:

Mayo Clinic Proceedings’ 2021

The first Case of Neuromodulation with PRM for Quadriplegic Patient

Even after complete motor and sensory tetraplegia (>10 years), epidural stimulation of the lumbar segments can restore some level of volitional control below injury. Electrode configurations and re-programming was performed completely online, demonstrating the impressive capabilities of remote monitoring in neuromodulation. During a three-way call we found an optimal combination of the spinal cord stimulation settings and sensory stimulation when the patient was able volitionally initiate and terminate stepping movements in his leg suspended in the support system. First time in 10 years he was able to control movements below the level of injury and already during the first online training managed to achieve movements in the lower limbs.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings’ 2017

Conferences & Presentations

SFN 2019 – Riaz Islam

SFN 2019 – Alan Mendez

SFN 2019 – Prathima Basa