PARALYZED MAN CAN NOW WALK AGAIN BY SPINAL IMPLANT
Most of people suffer from a serious spinal cord injury, and they will face paralysis or loss of other body moving functionality and sometimes paralysis disappears by medicines or therapies, but some times human lost the movement of his body part.
For those people who are suffering with paralysis, it’s a good news for them, a new spinal cord implant can provide a viable alternative. The spinal cord implantation allows for translation of neural messages from the brain to the spine. The new implant has only been tested on three different patients. One of them is capable of walking without the device being turned on. So it means that the implant can have positive results and long-term effects as well even when it’s not in active use, other two patient regained feeling in their legs.
“This little device that is an impulse generator is giving impulses to the electrode that is located on the spinal cord,” Dr. Jocelyne Bloch, a neurosurgeon at Lausanne University