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Naked Scientists episode

Sun, 26th Dec 2010

Back in the Saddle: Getting Paralysed Patients Riding and Rowing

rowing (c) Joshua Sherurcij@en.eikipedia

In this special episode of the Naked Scientists podcast, we explore the world of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), a technology allowing people paralysed from the waist down to row and cycle by using external electrodes to stimulate leg muscles. Michele Vanoncini investigates how it works, what benefits it can bring and talks to some of the people who have used the technique to go for gold...

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