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Paraplegics regain some feeling, movement after using brain-machine interfaces | ScienceDaily

Paraplegics regain some feeling, movement after using brain-machine interfaces | ScienceDaily

Eight people who have spent years paralyzed from spinal cord injuries have regained partial sensation and muscle control in their lower limbs after training with brain-controlled robotics, according to a study published Aug. 11 in Scientific Reports.

The patients used brain-machine interfaces, including a virtual reality system that used their own brain activity to simulate full control of their legs. The research — led by Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., as part of the Walk Again Project in São Paulo, Brazil — offers promise for people with spinal cord injury, stroke and other conditions to regain strength, mobility and independence.

Source: Paraplegics regain some feeling, movement after using brain-machine interfaces — ScienceDaily