A newly developed neural implant can help restore limb function to those suffering from paralysis and other movement disorders. The device improves the connections between the brain and the paralyzed limbs.
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.
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.