Dr Paul Taylor

Odstock Medical Limited and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Paul Taylor is a biomedical engineer specialising in Functional Electrical stimulation. His main area of work has been the development, clinical testing and service delivery for FES systems used to assist gait for people with dropped foot due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

He also has an interest in developing and accessing systems for upper limb training in stroke and spinal cord injury. Paul is president of the UK and Ireland chapter of the international FES Society and is visiting professor at Bournemouth University.

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New applications of FES in neurorehabilitation

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) has become a standard intervention for the correction of dropped foot for conditions such as MS and Stroke. Recent developments have sought to extend the benefits to other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, or further develop techniques by the adding addition functionality such as hip flexion and extension. Additionally, there are new emerging application controlling visceral functions, improving chronic constipation in MS, SCI and PD and postural hypotension in tetraplegia. This seminar will report the results of resents studies in these areas and give practical guidance on clinical application.

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    Dr Charlotte Stagg
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    Transcranial Stimulation: developing a new tool for rehabilitation?

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    Xavier Golay, Ph.D.
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    Image-based biomarkers of disease progression in dementia: current and future prospects