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    Implant Bypasses Spinal Cord to Control Paralyzed Arm

    Thought this would be of interest.
    Not sure if it belongs under "cure" or "equipment" ...

    http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...a#/a0e4c6aa/29

    video at:
    www.techbriefs.com/tv/neurobridge

    - Richard

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    At first I thought this was like the peripheral nerve rerouting without losing the nerve that works. But it actually uses an external sleeve to reconnect the muscle/nerve. Interesting. Mike
    T12 Incomplete - Walking with Crutches, Injured in Oct 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeC View Post
    At first I thought this was like the peripheral nerve rerouting without losing the nerve that works. But it actually uses an external sleeve to reconnect the muscle/nerve. Interesting. Mike

    Here's another link that was on my blog back in May explaining how it works...http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/pag...dge-works/992/

    http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy...lyzed-patient/

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