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New technology may help patients with spinal cord injury

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New technology may help patients with spinal cord injury

A new technology invented in Northwestern University in Chicago may help spinal injury patients to regain movement:

As you watched in this video, in the new technology researches connected the areas responsible for movement, directly to the muscles. In other words, they bypassed the spinal cord and brain is in direct command of muscles. This technology, called functional electrical stimulation (FES), is still in its first steps; But eventually it may be helpful for many patients who had lost movement due to spinal cord injury.

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