Implant lets paralyzed man 'play guitar'

Posted in Hardware on 14th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Paralyzed from the chest down, Ian Burkhart has been able to use his fingers for the first time in six years after a chip was inserted in his brain.

A new approach to treating spinal cord injuries

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Spinal cord injuries are notorious for being practically irreversible, with accidents to the area often resulting in long-term paralysis.

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant in medical first

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

New treatment could allow regrowing of damaged nerves

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

Spinal cord injuries are a serious matter: most who suffer from such an injury never fully recover, and many end up with partial or even full paralysis.

Brain signals from a primate directly move paralyzed limbs in another primate 'avatar

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Taking brain-machine interfaces (BMI) to the next level, new research may help paralyzed people move their own limb just by thinking about it.