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The Best Inventions of 2023: Improving Stroke Recovery MicroTransponder Vivistim Paired VNS System


MicroTransponder’s Vivistim Paired VNS system is a chest implant that helps chronic ischemic stroke survivors regain impaired motor function in their arms and hands by stimulating the nearby vagus nerve, the body’s “superhighway” of electrical signals. It’s the first product to do so for strokes, earning it the FDA’s breakthrough device designation.

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