About 200,000 people suffer from strokes in Germany each year.
Most patients suffer from serious health limitations and long-term consequences.
The everyday medical use of electrical currents and changes in electrical fields (electrostimulation) on biological tissue structures (muscles and nerves) for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes is well known.
Different effects after a stroke can be treated using physical therapy.
For example, EMG-triggered electrostimulation can improve voluntary movements and reduce spasticity.
It should only be used on a doctor's advice and recommendation (German Ordinance on Assistive Technology).