Biomedical Engineers Give New Hope for Paralyzed People

by Kathy Jones on  November 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM General Health News
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People suffering from complete paralysis have new hope thanks to the efforts of biomedical engineers.

By implanting electrical stimulators in the lower spinal cord, they are bypassing the injury site and directly activating spinal neurons that control the lower body.
 Biomedical Engineers Give New Hope for Paralyzed People
Biomedical Engineers Give New Hope for Paralyzed People

The early experiments have met with great success. With the help of this spinal stimulation, the first human test subject was able to stand on his own and move his legs voluntarily on the very first day of the experiment.

With further development of these implanted electrical stimulators, researchers may one day allow paralyzed people to walk again.

Source: ANI

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