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    Forum Member Gillette's Avatar
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    Electronic implants

    Does anyone on the forum know if there is, or has been, any research into electronic implants which would be used to stimulate movement in arms?

    The deterioration in my arms appears to be speeding up and a thought popped into my head about robotic arms.
    Dina


    Trying to keep positive, but not always managing.

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    Hi Dina,

    There have been a few trials over the years, while not necessarily traditional 'implants', it does involve stimulation - I remember some excitement aover a trial soon after I was diagnosed but it came to nothing...

    This trial is ongoing https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03411863

    This trial to control a PC will be taking place this year https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea...-fap040419.php

    There is also a robotic arm or two being developed, but I suspect you'd need a lottery win if they ever came to market!!

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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    Forum Member Gillette's Avatar
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    Hi Ellie,

    Thank you for the links. They make interesting reading.
    Dina


    Trying to keep positive, but not always managing.

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