Treatment may restore hand and arm control after spinal injury

A treatment that combines physical therapy and a noninvasive way to stimulate nerve cells helps people with spinal cord injuries use their hands and arms.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~8 min

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Watch a man eat cake with mind-controlled robot arms

Quadriplegic Robert Chmielewski fed himself dessert using two prosthetic arms he manipulated with his brain. "It's pretty cool," he says.

Paulette Campbell-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 4, 2021 ~5 min

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Man controls 2 prosthetic arms with his thoughts

"For everything we envision people needing or wanting to do to become independent... they really need two hands working together."

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Oct. 21, 2019 ~6 min

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Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

A man who had not walked for two years was able to move all his limbs thanks to new technology.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

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Nanotech ‘EpiPen’ may prevent paralysis after spinal cord injury

A new way to inject nanoparticles using a kind of EpiPen could offer treatment for spinal cord injuries and various other inflammatory diseases.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
July 12, 2019 ~4 min

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Nerve transfer restores some motion for kids with rare illness

"Children who had no motion can now bend an elbow or a leg..."

Gaia Remerowski-Washington U-St. Louis • futurity
Feb. 18, 2019 ~4 min

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Mystery disease that paralyzes kids may flourish this winter

"Once the virus finds its way to one child by chance, the risk for dissemination to playmates, daycare-mates, and classmates rises dramatically..."

Rich Barlow-Boston U. • futurity
Dec. 5, 2018 ~2 min

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