Paraplegic walks without a robotic exoskeleton.

October 05, 2015, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

After Adam Fritz, 28, severed his spinal cord in an accident, there was little hope that he would walk again. Certainly even less hope he would do it on his own. Thanks to research from University of California, Irvine, he did just that in September.

Researchers used a computer and a Bluetooth connection to bypass the severed part of his spinal cord triggering walking movements in his legs. He had undergone intensive physiotherapy to strengthen the wasted muscles, and he had to learn to use the controller device.

Researchers are filled with optimism, but caution that there is much work to be done before this technology can help patients become independently mobile.

 

Posted under Personal Injury, Physical Therapy, Spinal Cord Injury

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