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Three men paralyzed by spinal cord injury can now walk with the support of crutches or a walker thanks to an experimental nerve stimulation therapy, Science News reports. The new results are the latest in a string of successes for a rehabilitation approach that electrically stimulates neurons in the spinal cord to reestablish the communication between the legs and the brain.
Within one week, this spatiotemporal stimulation had re-established adaptive control of paralysed muscles during overground walking. Locomotor performance improved during rehabilitation. After a few months, participants regained voluntary control over previously paralysed muscles without stimulation and could walk or cycle in ecological settings during spatiotemporal stimulation. These results establish a technological framework for improving neurological recovery and supporting the activities of daily living after spinal cord injury.
originally posted by: SR1TX
Give my company 10 years and immobility from injury will be history.
originally posted by: ParasuvO
a reply to: projectvxn
Fantastic...things appear to have been on the horizon for some time now..we all need too see meaningful updates.