Before searching the technology listing, check out the commentary about neurotech and ALS. This quick and simple read can be found here.
There are a variety of applications which are listed below. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. There are health, medical and financial risks. Out of pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. Finally, this is an evolving field of science and technology development this page is updated on a periodic basis.
Also, it is key to understand that results and applications will vary depended on symptom and function limitations related to the disease. This is mainly due to long term periods of lower motor neuron degeneration and flaccid paralysis. If you find something of interest, please contact the vendor directly to find a trained professional in your area.
Support Groups & Resources
- ALS Association: A national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease through global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships.
ALS Therapy Development Institute: A nonprofit biotechnology organization dedicated to developing effective treatments for ALS.
International Alliance of ALS/MNS Organizations: An international community for individual ALS/MND associations to share resources globally, advance awareness and support people with ALS/MND worldwide.
Les Turner ALS Foundation: A foundation focused on research, patient care and education about ALS.
Project ALS: This non-profit organization identifies and funds the most promising scientific research that will lead to the first effective treatments and a cure for ALS.
NIH ALS Information Page: An educational resource provided by the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke explaing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and listing resources.