Using 'Pacemakers' in spinal cord injuries -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Using 'Pacemakers' in spinal cord injuries

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and EPFL, Lausanne have succeeded in restoring motor function following spinal cord injury. The researchers were able to show that coordinated muscle movement is the result of alternating activation patterns emanating from the spinal cord.


Graphic: Human spine with a highlighted middle part

New implants that use electrical stimulation to mimic signals in the spinal cord were able reactivate specific segments of the spinal cord; © Sebastian Kaulitzki