Arthur Prochazka is a Professor in the Centre for Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. His basic research concerns the control of voluntary movement by the nervous system. Clinical projects focus on improving hand function after stroke and spinal cord injury, with the use of muscle stimulators and an exercise workstation, the ReJoyce (Rehabilitation Joystick for Computerized Exercise). Recently the system was used in the first randomized controlled trials of tele-rehabilitation over the internet. It is now used in rehab hospitals in over a dozen countries. Other projects include nerve stimulation and blockade to control bladder function and spasticity, with the use of the StimRouter hybrid implant.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesControlled Nerve Ablation With Direct Current: Parameters and Mechanisms
Abstract Spastic hypertonus (muscle over-activity) often develops after spinal cord injury or stroke. Chemodenervating agents such as Botulinum toxin A (BtA) and phenol are often used to treat this condition. We have previously shown that the use of direct current (DC)... Read more
Posted on 3 NOV 2014