Researchers introduce bionic spinal cord

A “revolutionary” device implanted in a brain blood vessel may one day enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again, say Melbourne researchers.
Their limbs won’t be reactivated, but the person’s direct thought may be able to control equipment that can move the limbs.

“We have been able to create the world’s only minimally invasive device that is implanted into a blood vessel in the brain via a simple day procedure, avoiding the need for high risk open brain surgery.”

The vision of the 39 scientists is for the device to return function and mobility to patients with complete paralysis by recording brain activity and converting the acquired signals into electrical commands.

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