Flint Rehabilitation Devices has partnered with Dr. Daniel Lu, MD., PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles. The group is using the MusicGlove to treat people with a spinal cord injury and to assess their improvements over time. Dr. Lu’s clinical expertise involves minimally invasive techniques in the surgical management of degenerative, traumatic, and neoplastic spinal disorders. As the Director of the Neuroplasticity and Repair Laboratory and the UCLA Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Center, his research efforts are focused on modulating the neuronal circuitry and networks in the treatment of central nervous system disorders with the ultimate goal of restoring lost function.
At the University of California in Irvine, the MusicGlove is being used at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center as a clinical outcome measure for people with stroke undergoing robotic therapy. The device is also being used to treat people with chronic and sub-acute stroke. The center is one of the largest, most technologically advanced stem cell research facilities in the world. Recent advances at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center have led to the world’s first clinical trial of a human neural stem cell-based therapy for chronic spinal cord injury and the first FDA-approved clinical trial using stem cells.