Electrical Implant Helps Paralyzed People Walk

The implant does not repair the damage but circumvents it by stimulating nerves lower down in the spinal cord.

This appears to allow signals from the brain to reach the target muscles so the person can voluntarily control their own movements again.

Several of the patients at Mayo Clinic that have undergone the treatment are now able to walk, either with support from a frame, or with people on either side holding their hands.

Author: Anthony Rogers presents