Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Nerve Stimulator Improves Stroke Recovery

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have developed a new form of stroke therapy that stimulates the vagus nerve, remarkably improving recovery in stroke patients. The device, called Vivistim, is based upon research showing that nerve stimulation increases neural plasticity which in turn enhances recovery. When paired with traditional physical rehabilitation treatment, the vagus nerve stimulator was found to double movement recovery. Learn more about the vagus nerve stimulator to treat stroke patients at University of Texas at Dallas.