Using electrochemical stimulation and robot assisted rehabilitation techniques, researchers restore walking ability in a paraplegic rat. The study reports reorganization of neural branching in the reticular formation leads to new connections and is key to motor skill recovery.
In a groundbreaking study, researchers use engineered tissue derived from human stem cells to treat rats with paraplegia following spinal cord injury. The transplanted cells allowed the rats to regain sensory perception, improve mobility and helped with spinal cord healing.
Researchers have developed a brain machine interface that incorporates virtual reality which has allowed some paraplegic patients to regain some feeling in their limbs.
Researchers use direct brain control to allow a man paralyzed for five years to walk again.
Researchers claim to have decoded the spinal cord activation patterns for walking.
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A paralyzed person is expected to make the first kick in the World Cup this year, thanks to a new brain controlled exoskeleton with a sense of touch, designed by researchers at TUM.