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January 31, 2017
This brain-spine interface is the first device to reconnect the brain and the spinal cord of a paralysed monkey, allowing it to walk again. The machine translates the brain's messages and sends them to the monkey's legs in real time. Scientists hope it could be used to treat humans with spinal cord injuries.Lottie, Exhibitions Developer, Science Museum
Gregoire Courtine is the Director of the Spinal Cord Repair Laboratory at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
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