The NEPH system, developed at Florida International University by Ranu Jung and her Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory team, restores a sense of touch/grasp force and hand opening by stimulating sensory nerve fibers in the residual limb with fine wires implanted inside nerves. Implantation of the device was performed by Dr. Aaron Berger and his team from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Berger is a hand and peripheral nerve surgeon who holds an appointment in FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System announces the opening of its newest urgent care location, the Nicklaus Children’s Homestead Outpatient Center. The center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Located at 2072 NE 8 Street at the Campbell Shoppes in Homestead, the facility offers walk-in pediatric urgent care, for infants older than 2 months, children, teens and young adults through age 21.