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Brain-controlled, non-invasive muscle stimulation allows chronic paraplegics to walk

20:00 EDT 13 May 2019 | AAAS

(Associação Alberto Santos Dumont para Apoio à Pesquisa) In another major clinical breakthrough of the Walk Again Project, a non-profit international consortium aimed at developing new neuro-rehabilitation protocols, technologies and therapies for spinal cord injury, two patients with paraplegia regained the ability to walk with minimal assistance, through the employment of a fully non-invasive brain-machine interface that does not require the use of any invasive spinal cord surgical procedure. The results of this study appeared on the May 1, 2019 issue of the journal Scientific Reports.

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