Wireless brain-spinal interface bypasses spinal cord injuries to restore leg movement in primates

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Wireless brain-spinal interface bypasses spinal cord injuries to restore leg movement in primates

An international team of scientists has used a wireless “brain-spinal interface” to bypass spinal cord injuries in a pair of rhesus macaques, restoring intentional walking movement to a temporarily paralyzed leg. The researchers, who describe their work in the journal Nature, say this is the first time a neural prosthetic has been used to restore walking movement directly to the legs of nonhuman primates.


Original source of this content: http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/11/wireless-brain-spinal-interface.html