what; scientists installed an electrical implant that has returned the paralysed man to an active lifestyle.
who Center for Neuroprosthetics and Brain Mind Institute, School of Life Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
the Idea to implement an electrical implant to boost the spinal cord signal in order to enable movement.
how The implant is a set of electrodes that are attached to individual nerve fibers, which send a signal directly to the legs, allowing one to walk, climb stairs, and hold his balance, but only when the implant is turned on. In fact, the implant acts as a bridge between the brain and the legs; the patient did not have this “bridge” at all after the accident.
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