Scientists Have Found a Way to Make Paraplegics Move Again


Institute History

  • 2017 Sundance Film Festival


This video points to the deep impact that VR can have in triggering a recovery of our brains and bodies. Scientists from the Walk Again Project, an international, nonprofit, research consortium, led by Professor Miguel Nicolelis from Duke University and the Alberto Santos Dumont Association for Research Support in São Paulo, Brazil, have found a way to make paraplegics move again using a brain-machine interface that utilizes VR methods. All the patients who kept up with their training regained some feeling and motor skills.

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