This Spinal Implant Is Letting Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

The ability to internally bridge the gap between two ends of severed spinal cord—not just rely on the support of an external carapace like the Ekso-Suitwould be nothing short of revolutionary for the neurosurgical field. Oh wait, looks like a team from the EPFL has just invented a way to do just that—in mice. » 1/09/15 2:00pm 1/09/15 2:00pm

Watch a Paralyzed Man Move His Hand With the Power of Thought

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man has moved his hand using his mind—and some pretty badass technology. The announcement came just days after a paralyzed woman kicked the first ball at the World Cup in Brazil with the help of an exoskeleton. Paralysis, it seems, is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. » 6/25/14 5:40pm 6/25/14 5:40pm

Robot Suit: Fights Paralysis, Not Crime (yet)

Matsushita, a company out of Japan, has developed a suit with virtual muscles. While it won't help you lift semis one-handed, it will aid in the rehabilitation of stroke victims suffering from partial paralysis by moving their limbs. Slated for 2009 release, the suit will run about $17,000, but should become cheaper… » 12/30/06 2:00pm 12/30/06 2:00pm