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Technology development for paralyzed people

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Apr8-14, 02:04 AM
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Two of the four subjects were diagnosed as motor and sensory complete injured with no chance of recovery at all," said lead author Claudia Angeli, a senior researcher with the Human Locomotor Research Center at Frazier Rehab Institute and an assistant professor at University of Louisville's Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC). "Because of epidural stimulation, they can now voluntarily move their hips, ankles and toes. This is groundbreaking for the entire field and offers a new outlook that the spinal cord, even after a severe injury, has great potential for functional recovery."
This is pretty good and seems as if the field is progressing quite fast.
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Apr9-14, 11:54 AM
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Yeah, I saw that. Very interesting development. It has some limitations currently, but hopefully they keep progressing. Pretty amazing stuff!
Apr9-14, 03:55 PM
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Wow, that's interesting!

Apr12-14, 07:50 AM
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Technology development for paralyzed people

Yes very interesting indeed. I haven't read the full paper but it is available for free for any interested parties.

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