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Medical electronics: Biomedical engineers are exploiting electric signals to and from the body to aid rehabilitation of the handicapped

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Horgan, J. ; IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY, USA

A discussion is presented of functional electrical stimulation and other technologies to aid the handicapped. The areas discussed include: paralyzed limb and organ stimulation; powered artificial limbs and robotic sensory aids; and, functional-assessment systems to provide data on the capabilities and deficiencies of the handicapped, facilitating diagnosis and therapy.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 1 )