29 Dec '13, 5pm

The New Medicine: Hacking our Biology via @IEEESpectrum #biotech

Strokes are the largest cause of adult disability in the United States. A person has a stroke, on average, about every 35 seconds. That adds up to around 800 000 people a year. Many stroke survivors are left with limited control over their bodies and long recovery periods. To regain muscle control, stroke patients must retrain their bodies and brains to connect by doing many of the same movements over and over. To make this tedious rehabilitation work more fun, researchers at University of California, Irvine, have invented a new device. It mixes movement with music, as Caitlan Carroll reports.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/static/the-new-medicine#.UsBfxdf...

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