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FAQs

Discover the answers to some frequently asked questions.

What is spinal cord stimulation?
Spinal cord stimulation, also called neurostimulation or neuromodulation, is a medical therapy that sends electrical signals to select areas of the spinal cord. There are multiple applications, depending on the targeted use, which include relief of chronic pain and restoring function and movement after paralysis (which is currently not available for commercial use).
What is spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injury, or SCI, is a devastating condition that affects millions of people worldwide, leading to partial or complete loss of motor and sensory functions.
What is ARC Therapy™?
ARC Therapy is designed to deliver targeted, programmed stimulation of the spinal cord to restore movement and other functions in people with spinal cord injury.
What is ARCEX®?
ARCEX is an investigational spinal cord stimulation system that targets areas of injury on the spinal cord with programmed electrical pulses through the skin. The non-invasive system is designed to improve the strength, sensation, and function necessary to restore movement and independence after spinal cord injury.
What is ARCIM®?
ARCIM is an investigational spinal cord stimulation system, which includes an implantable Neurostimulator that generates electrical pulses that are programmed to target areas of injury on the spinal cord. The system is designed to improve functional recovery of strength, function, and movement after spinal cord injury.
When and where will these therapies be available?
We are working hard to conduct the clinical studies required for regulatory approval of our therapies in the US and Europe, as well as other countries in the future.
What is the evidence behind ARC Therapy?
The benefits of ONWARD ARC Therapy have been observed in published pre-clinical and human feasibility studies. A human pivotal clinical study has been completed, called Up-LIFT, designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of our investigational ARCEX Therapy to improve upper limb mobility. Learn more about it on the External ARCEX page. Clinical results may vary.
Will ARCEX be used exclusively in the clinic or can it be used at home?
ARCEX is an investigational, external system that is intended for both clinic and in-home use.
What is the evidence behind ARCEX Therapy?
Positive results of the Up-LIFT pivotal trial were published in Nature Medicine in May of 2024. Visit the External ARCEX page to learn more. Clinical results may vary.

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All ONWARD® Medical devices and therapies referenced here, including but not limited to ARCIM®, ARCEX®, ARCBCI™, and ARC Therapy™, alone or in combination with a brain-computer interface (BCI), are investigational and not available for commercial use.