Flexible implant will allow paralysed humans to walk

January 12, 2015 5:42 AM

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Flexible implant will allow paralysed humans to walk

A flexible implant follows prior breakthroughs with paralysed rats, designed for humans with spinal cord injury.

Last year, researchers at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, successfully demonstrated a system that allowed completely paralysed rats to walk again. Using a system of electrical and chemical stimulation, the rats -- whose spinal cords had been completely severed -- were able...

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