4 – Lumbar Anterior Root Stimulator Implants (LARSI)

Lumbar Anterior Root Stimulator Implants (LARSI)

University College London, Award: £14,721, Date of Award: 1 Jun 00

The original aim of LARSI was to assist with standing unfortunately, although leg actions in response to stimulation were understood in detail, hip flexion and adduction severely limited this ability. However, a sufficiently accurate muscle response model was found to give successful cycling in a recumbent tricycle.

This application is for the support of the Research Fellow (40% FTE) involved on the project.

The information gained from this project was used to submit another application (see below) Developing FES-cycling for health and recovery after spinal cord injury (UCL)