Saturday, 17 January 2015

A tiny, flexible gold-plated device may be the key to restoring paralyzed humans’ spinal functions



EPFL researcher's neural implant can make paralyzed rats walk again. Soft and stretchable, it is the first of its kind that can be implanted directly on the spinal chord, without damaging it. Described in Science, this new generation device called e-Dura combines electrical and chemical stimulation.

One of the health conditions modern medicine has yet to fix is paralysis in patients who have experienced accidents affecting their spinal cords. But, CNET reports, researchers from Switzerland have already come up with a tiny, flexible, gold-plated device that can be implanted in patients to restore spinal cord functionality and allow paralyzed patients to walk again. [...]

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  1. I think that it is so awesome that you enjoy your physical therapy. I wonder how long it takes on average for someone to get through physical therapy. My son is getting surgery on his knee and I think he will have to go through physical therapy too. http://www.coastal-orthopaedic.com/p/31/physical-therapy

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  2. This is amazing. I can't believe that the work done in physical therapy is advancing to the point that people are realistically looking into this kind of technology. If this is able to happen, it could be huge in not only improving the lives of people who are permanently injured, but it could also be used to help speed up the recovery of just about anyone going through physical therapy.
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  4. What an amazing device. My husband got hurt a year and a half ago with a spinal cord injury. He is currently at the Center for Neuro Recovery in Florida. He is making tremendous gains and strides each week. He is even taking steps again. I wish everyone the best with the new technology that comes out. Take a look at his progress here

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