FV News: The first wireless brain implant which enables paralysed primates to walk again

November 9, 2016 - LAUSANNE, Switzerland

The first time that neurotechnology restores locomotion in primates: non-human primates have regained control of their paralyzed leg thanks to a neuroprosthetic interface that acts as a wireless bridge between the brain and spine, bypassing the injury. The interface was developed in an international collaboration led by EPFL. On June 23, 2015, a primate with spinal cord injury regained control of its paralyzed leg; on November 9, 2016, the results was published in Nature.

The first wireless brain implant which enables paralysed primates to walk again