Electrical stimulation has promised huge gains for people with paralysis. Now comes the hard part – getting beyond those first steps.
In this in-depth feature, the journal Nature looks at how far epidural stimulation has come and what can be achieved in the near future.
“This is a broad and balanced review of the history of epidural stimulation, the current state of play and hopes for the future. The benefits, even at this stage, are obvious and profound. But there remain many unanswered questions – the big one is how do the scientists make the results even better and get them distributed to the people who so desperately need them. SpinalCure is working hard to see some of these questions answered in Australia and for the treatment to be made available as soon as possible.”
Duncan Wallace, CEO SpinalCure.
How epidural stimulation got people with spinal-cord injuries back on their feet
Electrical stimulation is helping Rob Summers, and many more like him with spinal cord injuries, to walk again. But it could also offer broader benefits that many thought were impossible… Find out more: https://t.co/17HfJHnoNN pic.twitter.com/KrwdNi8Z4j
— Nature News & Comment (@NatureNews) July 31, 2019