Project to help patients with spinal cord injuries walk again

Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research

Published : 1 October 2022

Attendees at Leti Innovation Days in June had the opportunity to see a paraplegic patient walk with crutches. Beyond the wow factor, the video highlighted the encouraging results obtained by the CEA, EPFL*, and startup Onward since 2021.
The patient featured had been implanted with two devices: the Clinatec-developed Wimagine brain activity recorder and a spinal-cord nerve-fiber stimulator.
The recently-started European Innovation Council project NEMO BMI will continue the research, using a new generation of self-adapting neuromorphic algorithms to perfect the processing of brain signals, and then integrating the algorithms on silicon components—a step that will make the technology easier to use by patients.

*Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

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