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    Once Paralyzed, Three Men Take Steps Again With Spinal Implant (Gregoire Courtine)

    Once Paralyzed, Three Men Take Steps Again With Spinal Implant

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/h...section=Health

    I followed Dr. Gregoire Courtine,, since my accident and I was wondering what he was doing with his clinical trial. They just published it in Nature.

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    He was Dr. Edgerton's student and then he went to Europe and worked on with different implant.

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    Impressive,

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    Its impressive as in, wow look what they did. The problem is that its not applicable or widely useful to everyone, and if this is the best that can happen it won't ever be.

    I wish the research community would focus on using stimulation to solve the problems from the top down. Breathing, hand function, bbs, then look at legs.

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    ''I wish the research community would focus on using stimulation to solve the problems from the top down. Breathing, hand function, bbs, then look at legs''.

    Totally agree!

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    Has anyone been able to ascertain their injury levels and ASIA scores?

    Kinda matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mize View Post
    Has anyone been able to ascertain their injury levels and ASIA scores?

    Kinda matters.
    Nature Publications
    Targeted neurotechnology restores walking in humans with spinal cord injury, Nature, Nov.
    1st, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0649-2 Better full access link;

    Electrical spinal cord stimulation must preserve proprioception to enable locomotion in
    humans with spinal cord injury, Nature Neuroscience, Nov. 1st, 2018,
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-018-0262-6

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post
    Nature Publications
    Targeted neurotechnology restores walking in humans with spinal cord injury, Nature, Nov.
    1st, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0649-2 Better full access link;

    Electrical spinal cord stimulation must preserve proprioception to enable locomotion in
    humans with spinal cord injury, Nature Neuroscience, Nov. 1st, 2018,
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-018-0262-6

    Thanks Grammy. I still couldn't find any details on injury level or ASIA, but perhaps that's a limitation of using a phone.
    T3 complete since Sept 2015.

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    This is nice to see. But these guys had some or all sensation in their legs. If they had no sensation they'd fall to the floor or be holding all their body weight with their arms. It would be great if they can use this in the bladder nerves to help urinate so that catheters wouldn't be needed, thus no/fewer UTI's.

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