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Use of brain-computer interface, virtual avatar could help people with gait disabilities

20:00 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of Houston) Researchers from the University of Houston have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.

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