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A quadriplegic man regains partial use of his right hand by means of a brain implant

14 Apr 2016 - 16h47 | By INSERM PRESS OFFICE | International

A patient paralysed in his hands and legs is able to use his hand through a device able to restore communication between the brain and muscles, bypassing the spinal cord. According to the French Press Association, a chip containing 96 electrodes, implanted in the patient’s brain, transmits the quadriplegic man’s thoughts to a computer that decodes them and sends commands to a sleeve that stimulates the muscles in the arm electrically.

The results of this study, conducted by researchers at the Battelle Memorial Technology Institute in Columbus and Ohio State University, are published in the journal Nature.

 

For a statement on this news item:

Jérémie Mattout, Inserm research officer, specialist in brain/machine interfaces

Inserm Unit 1028 Lyon Neuroscience Research Centre

+33 (0)4 72 13 89 07

jeremie.mattout@inserm.fr

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