Friday, January 9, 2015

This Neural Implant restored locomotion to Paralyzed Rats (Video)

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) just uploaded Youtube footage to there channel showing how they used a soft and stretchable neural implant called e-Dura to restore locomotion to paralyzed rats.  The implant combines electrical and chemical stimulation to restore mobility to the host.  This technology could allow paralyzed people to walk again in the not to distant future.  The woman describing the neural implants in this video is Stéphanie Lacour a Professor at EPFL.

SOURCE: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Youtube