New spinal implant microchip may help exercise paralyzed limbs

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U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council breakthrough may help people with spinal cord injuries

The United Press International reports that British scientists have created a fingernail-sized microchip implant that will help exercised paralyzed muscles.

This is the first such device that is small enough to be implanted in the vertebral canal. It incorporates muscle simulators and electrodes in one unit.

According to Andreas Demosthenous of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University College in London, “The work has the potential to stimulate more muscle groups than is currently possible with existing technology because a number of these devices can be implanted into the spinal canal.”

Please see the original article, Implant can exercise paralyzed muscles, to learn more.

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