Better hand and arm function
Vivistim is an FDA-approved device that is paired with rehabilitation therapy. It works by providing gentle stimulation to the vagus nerve during rehabilitation exercises. This helps the brain communicate better with the muscles in your hand and arm.
How it works
Vivistim is implanted into the chest during a same-day, outpatient procedure. The device is part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program that includes rehabilitation therapy and at-home exercises. When activated during rehabilitation exercises, it sends a gentle pulse that stimulates the vagus nerve. This strengthens the pathways in the brain that control arm and hand function.