NeuWalk Research Project: new hope for paraplegic patients

Neuwalk, an EU funded research project, has results that bring new hope to people with severe spinal cord injuries.

Non-human primates can regain control of their paralyzed leg – as early as six days after spinal cord injury – thanks to neuroprosthetic interfaces that acts as a wireless bridge between the brain and spine, bypassing the injury.

A feasibility clinical study has begun in Switzerland to test the therapeutic effects of the spine-part of the interface in people with spinal cord injury.

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