How epidural stimulation got people with spinal-cord injuries back on their feet

Neurophysiologist Susan Harkema (standing, centre) with study participant Stefanie Putnam in 2017.Credit: University of Louisville

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.

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“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