May 25, 2023

This electrode-based device helps to restore movement after paralysis

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Scientists have found a way to restore the brain and spinal cord interface, developing an implantable device that enables paralyzed patient to stand and walk again.

A spinal cord injury (SCI) can be debilitating for some people, making it difficult for them to walk normally again. Some individuals may take weeks to recover their ability to walk after an injury, while others may take months or even suffer from paralysis.

This is mainly due to the SCI hindering communication between the brain and the region of the spinal cord responsible for limb movement.

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