This Technology Uses Patients' Brainwaves to Help Them Walk

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 24, 2015
References: biomedcentral & gizmag
A group of scientists and researchers at the University of California, Irvine have come up with a special technology that could be used to help paralyzed people regain the ability to walk and move using their own brainwaves.

The scientists tested their technology on a man who suffered complete paralysis in both legs five years ago. While researchers have previously managed to get paralyzed people to walk again, what's unique about this particular effort is that it is totally non-invasive, since the subject uses only their own brainwaves to restore control over their paralyzed legs.

This particular technology could have massive implications for the healthcare world, as it could give people the ability to relearn how to walk following devastating events of paralysis.