What is the latest research in neural stimulation to restore function after paralysis? Dr. Chet Moritz from the University of Washington Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiology and Biology discusses strategies for restoring voluntary control of arm or leg movement via neural devices that both record from and stimulate the central nervous system. He describes how scientists are using implanted electrodes to record what is happening in the brain when a person thinks about moving a paralyzed muscle. He then discusses the possibility of using this information to stimulate the spinal cord and restore control to otherwise paralyzed muscles using examples from his research group.
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