Research

Video of the ESP™ therapy system under fluroscopy


Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP)

The Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP) is a therapeutic intervention emerging in the treatment of dysphagia which takes traditional approaches a step further.  ESP is a FDA-cleared specialized form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation parameters administered through uniquely designed external skin electrodes (Ampcare E-Series).  The FDA clearance, issued October 2013, clears the Ampcare ESP™ therapy system as a safe and effective method for addressing dysphagia. 

Research Articles and Publications

Electroceuticals: Advances in Electrostimulation Therapies. Editor Arshad Majid 2017 Springer International Publishing DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-28612-9 ISBN 978-3-319-28610-5

Phase II RCT using Ampcare’s ESP™-Presented at ESSD in Brussels-Oct. 2014; DRS in Chicago, March 2015

Phase II RCT using Ampcare’s ESP™-International Award Winning Poster-DRS in Chicago, March 2015

UK Swallowing Research Group-Presented in London-2014

Ampcare’s Posture Device Exercise Validation Article, C. Watts (TCU)-Presented in Torino, Italy-2013

Phase I- Presented at the European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) in Barcelona, Spain-2012

UK Swallowing Research Group-Presented in London-2010

Hard to Swallow-Review Article- 2008; Presented in New Orleans (ASHA) 2009

Deciphering Dysphagia with E-Stim-1998

Promoting Laryngeal Elevation with E-Stim-1998

Demonstration