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Paralyzed monkeys walk again after scientists fit ‘brain-spine interface’

by Kate Kelland, Independent

‘For the first time, I can imagine a completely paralyzed patient able to move their legs through this brain-spine interface’

Swiss scientists have helped monkeys with spinal cord injuries regain control of non-functioning limbs in research which might one day lead to paralyzed people being able to walk again.

The scientists, who treated the monkeys with a neuroprosthetic interface that acted as a wireless bridge between the brain and spine, say they have started small feasibility studies in humans to trial some components. Continue reading Paralyzed monkeys walk again after scientists fit ‘brain-spine interface’