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Researchers restore leg movement in primates using wireless neural interface | KurzweilAI

Researchers restore leg movement in primates using wireless neural interface | KurzweilAI

An international team of scientists has used a wireless “brain-spinal interface” to bypass spinal cord injuries in a pair of rhesus macaques, restoring nearly normal intentional walking movement to a temporarily paralyzed leg.

The finding could help in developing a similar system to rehabilitate humans who have had spinal cord injuries.

The system uses signals recorded from a pill-sized electrode array implanted in the motor cortex of the brain to trigger coordinated electrical stimulation of nerves in the spine that are responsible for locomotion.

Source: Researchers restore leg movement in primates using wireless neural interface | KurzweilAI