Paralysed man thinks on his feet

  • 25/09/2015
Paralysed man thinks on his feet

A paraplegic man has been able to walk for the first time in five years by using a computer.

The device bypasses his injured spine and lets his brain talk directly to his legs.

After significant time spent practising and training, the man managed to make his way along a 3.7m course with a harness and walking frame there to catch him if he fell.

What were small steps for the man, researchers say are big steps in getting immobile people back on their feet again.

The man is still a long way away from his range of movement before his accident but being able to walk at all is an achievement.

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