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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 836959, 7 pages
Clinical Study

A Noninvasive Neuroprosthesis Augments Hand Grasp Force in Individuals with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: The Functional and Therapeutic Effects

1IRCCS-Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Via Capecelatro 66, 20148 Milan, Italy
2Spinal Unit, Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda, Piazza dell’Ospedale Maggiore 3, 20162 Milan, Italy
3Spinal Unit, Ospedale Morelli, Via A. Zubiani 33, Sondalo, 23035 Sondrio, Italy
4Laboratory of Neurological Disorders, Istituto Mario Negri, Via La Masa 19, 20156 Milan, Italy

Received 30 August 2013; Accepted 5 October 2013

Academic Editors: W. Schupp and B. Unver

Copyright © 2013 Rune Thorsen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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