Spinal cord implant: cut spinal cord can walk again

For the first time ever, someone with a cut spinal cord can walk freely using a Swiss technology implant.   

The complex surgery involves attaching the fibers of the implant to individual nerve sections.  This allows electrical signals to be released from the brain to the spinal cord and further down the body.  The implant also contains powerful artificial intelligence software with programs that train the implant to command the trunk and legs into doing certain movements.

While the new device is still complicated to be used in everyday settings, the rehabilitations help exercise the dormant leg muscles.  This can improve health, mood, and restore little bits of movement capabilities.  Together with other modern technologies, this implant can greatly improve, and allow for more complicated movements.    

Will this new technology eventually bring patients back to normal life?  Please comment your thoughts below. 

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