Electrically stimulating surviving nerves in the upper spinal cord following severe spinal cord injury improved motor control in upper limbs and allowed monkeys with limited arm function to regain lost movement.
With the help of brain-machine interface technology and robotic arms, a paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in thirty years.
An innovative new system that includes electronic implants directly onto the spinal cord reactivates neurons that control blood pressure, allowing a patient with multiple system atrophy-parkinsonian type (MSA-P) to retain consciousness when she is in an upright position.
Nomon, a newly designed flexible system, incorporates probabilistic reasoning to learn how users with motor impairments and paralysis make selections when typing and adjust the interface to improve speed and accuracy.
Researchers engineered functional human spinal cord tissue from cells and human materials which, when implanted into animal models of spinal cord injury, restored walking ability in 80% of the test subjects.
Harnessing the power of "dancing molecules", researchers have developed a new injectable therapy that repairs tissue damage and reverses paralysis in mouse models. Within four weeks of receiving the injection, paralyzed mice regained the ability to walk.
Exoskeletons that help those with spinal cord injuries to walk may help to improve bowel function.
A new brain-computer interface could help thousands of people with neurodegenerative disorders and spinal cord injuries the ability to regain communication skills. The BCI, in combination with a machine learning algorithm, can generate words on a screen, based on a person thinking about writing the word.
The BrainGate brain-machine interface is able to transmit signals from a single neuron resolution with full broadband fidelity without physically tethering the user to a decoding system.