Paraplegics Take a Step to Regain Movement

Paraplegics Take a Step to Regain Movement

Published By: Duke Today, 8/10/2016

Summary: Patients using brain-machine interfaces to control robotic prosthetics, along with virtual-reality devices that simulated moving their own limbs, were unexpectedly able to regain some actual control of their own limbs, apparently reengaging their spinal cord nerves. Includes a short description of computational modeling of how the brain controls movement.

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