Developing neurotechnologies for spinal cord injuries with Grégoire Courtine

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

In October 2018, a breakthrough in treating paralysis was reported when researchers utilized targeted neurotechnologies to restore walking in individuals with spinal cord injury. The study, termed STImulation Movement Overground (STIMO), involved three paralyzed individuals who sustained cervical spinal cord injuries many years ago who were able to walk again with the aid of crutches or a walker. We had the pleasure of speaking with corresponding author of the study, Grégoire Courtine (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland) at the 21st Spinal Research Network Meeting (6–7 September 2019, London, UK) to hear more about the development of neurotechnologies for...

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