Freehand System

A surgically implanted prosthetic device that restores hand grasp in quadriplegic patients through a system of electrodes placed in the forearm and hand
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The NeuroControl Freehand System can allow patients to straighten their elbows, pinch with their fingers and grasp things with their hands.
s capacitors and filters are being used in a medical implant for quadriplegics called the Freehand System from NeuroControl Corp.
The Neurocontrol Freehand system consists of a chest stimulator and a series of electrodes wired under the skin to the fingers.
The FDA approved the system, manufactured by Neuro Control's Freehand System of Cleveland for quadriplegic adults who suffered spinal-cord injuries but have some movement in the upper body.
One of the first breakthrough surgeries performed at Shriners included the Freehand System, which allows some people with tetraplegia to regain use of paralyzed hands.
At 17 she volunteered to receive a device called the NeuroControl Freehand System at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia.
In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Freehand system, and since then surgeons at some 30 medical centers have implanted the device in about 200 people worldwide.
The NeuroControl Freehand System technology (developed with help from NASA, Case Western Reserve University, and MetroHealth Medical Center) helps the brain control muscles below the point of injury.
NeuroControl's Freehand System, the first implanted device that allows some people with quadriplegia to regain use of their hands, has gained approval to apply the CE (Communaute Europeene) mark for commercial release in the European community.
Known as the Freehand System, the device enables certain quads to open and close their hands.