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Neural Implant Restores Walking In Paralyzed Subject

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There was a time when making paralyzed folks walk again was considered a dream. Science has advanced enough to change that. EPFL researchers have come up with a neural implant that can make paralyzed rats walk again. This soft, stretchable solution can be implanted on the spinal chord, without damaging it.

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A neural implant stays in the long term on the spinal cord to restore walking

The implant integrates chemical and electrical stimulation but remains elastic. The e-Dura features electrodes and a drug delivery system. The above video shows how the e-Dura implant works.


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