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    Thumbs up 'Bionic spinal cord' helps stroke victims walk again

    'Bionic spinal cord' helps stroke victims walk again: Brain implant lets patients control an exoskeleton using their MIND

    • Australian researchers developed the paperclip-sized brain implant
    • It records brain activity and converts the signals to move an exoskeleton
    • 'Revolutionary' device could give paralysed patience independence back
    • The first in-human trial is planned for 2017 at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

    PUBLISHED: 11:06 EST, 8 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:32 EST, 8 February 2016

    More than 15 million people suffer strokes worldwide each year, with a third of victims left permanently disabled.
    However, there is fresh hope for those left paralysed after researchers developed what they have called a 'bionic spinal cord'
    The bionic cord consists of a paperclip-sized implant that lets wearers control an exoskeleton with just the power of thought.

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    Thanks for posting that link chilacas. There was also an article put out in the Guardian this afternoon that I posted about the new implant on the blog. LINK

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    Excelent Grammy thank you.

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