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Technology and therapy help individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries take steps | Science Daily
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Technology and therapy help individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries take steps | Science Daily

Of four research participants living with traumatic, motor complete spinal cord injury, two are able to walk over ground with epidural stimulation following epidural stimulation paired with daily locomotor training. In addition, all four participants achieved independent standing and trunk stability when using the stimulation and maintaining their mental focus. The study was conducted at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville (UofL) and is published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. The study was funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, University of Louisville Hospital and Medtronic plc.

Source: Technology and therapy help individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries take steps | Science Daily