Paraplegics Regaining Muscle Control Thanks to Virtual Reality Therapy

Paraplegics Regaining Muscle Control Thanks to Virtual Reality Therapy

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Twelve patients who became paraplegics due to injuries have just been reclassified as only “partially paralyzed” thanks to a new kind of virtual reality therapy.

Twice a week for an hour a day, the patients were given a virtual reality headset in which they were able to move the legs of their avatar in the projection using only their brain waves.

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Scientists then tracked down and connected to the parts of their brain sending those neurons and used them to create an exoskeleton that was controlled the same way.

However, after using the exoskeleton for a year, scientists were amazed to find that the patients were regaining muscle control over their bodies.

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