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Nice video interview with a woman who was implanted with a stimulator from Case Western Reserve University developed by Hunter Peckham, Ph.D., Donnell Institute Professor; Director, Functional Electrical Stimulation Center.
The timing could not have been more eerie. It was the night of Friday the 13th in 1998, under the light of the full moon, when then 26-year-old Jennifer French went on a midnight snowboarding run with some friends on a New England mountain. Everyone made it to the bottom of the slope – except for French. “I hit a patch of ice,” French, who is now 41 and lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., told FoxNews.com. “I only remember a few vignettes….but I do remember – I was lying face down in the snow, and I looked up and saw the full moon as I was crying for help.”
Jennifer French had received Case Western's 8-channel stimulator and has recently upgraded to a 16-channel implant that helps here control some of her movements. Read more
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