Brain Implants Help Paralyzed Monkeys Regain Control of Their Legs
Researchers from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, managed to restore movement in the legs of two paralyzed rhesus macaques within 2 weeks after they were injured. One of the primates regained mobility after only 6 days.
Grégoir Courtine, a lead researchers and a professor of neural engineering at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, says: “What’s key here is that we stimulate to induce the desired movement of the animal. Over the past decade, we’ve spent a lot of energy understanding how the spinal cord can be stimulated.”
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