Digital bridge enables paralysed person to walk again

Digital bridge enables paralysed person to walk again

Neuroscientists and neurosurgeons have revealed they have re-established the communication between the brain and spinal cord with a wireless digital bridge, allowing a paralysed person to walk again naturally.

The findings have been reported in the journal Nature and outline the successful treatment of 40-year-old Dutchman Gert-Jan Oskam who suffered a spinal cord injury following a bicycle accident in 2011 that left him paralysed.

The digital bridge enabled Gert-Jan to regain natural control over the movement of his paralysed legs, allowing him to stand, walk and even climb stairs.

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