Tuesday, 8 July 2014

New device allows brain to bypass spinal cord and move paralysed limbs

Ian Burkhart

For the first time ever, a paralysed man has moved his fingers and hand with his own thoughts after an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralysed limb. This innovation comes from a partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.

Read more on NeuroNews.


  1. The fact that they have developed a machine that can do this is absolutely amazing. I could imagine how much joy I would feel if I was able to move my paralyzed hand with my own mind. This must have felt amazing for this man! I hope that the development of this technology continues. It will help so many people.
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