Spinal Implant Helps Paraplegic Walk Again

Swiss doctors have found that by implanting an electronic device that boosts the nerve signals carried by the spine, a man once confined to a wheelchair can now walk with the help of a walker.

 

The doctors have found that the added electrical stimulation has begun regenerating the injured nerve cells as well. More

10 Comments on Spinal Implant Helps Paraplegic Walk Again

  1. And as soon as I complete the Alexa interface I’ll be able to waltz his ass around.

    “Alexa! Make the geek moon walk til I say whoa”.

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  2. Scientific research and engineering applied toward the right goals and for the right reasons is a wonderful thing.
    Eugenics, Nazi genocide, global warming, etc. are not.

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  3. @ Jethro: “Eugenics, Nazi genocide, global warming, etc. are not.”

    That first issue. We have ~7 Billion people on the planet today. The non-productive are out breeding those who produce food and energy at a prodigious rate. Pure math says this will have a particular outcome. Along the lines of a lifeboat rated for fifty with an occupation of five hundred.
    All this needs is time.

    Agreed, human life is sacred. Unless your are a despotic government. Then a few or a hundred million human deaths aren’t a problem. Because we fuck like rats and make ever more hungry mouths.

    Gonna’ get interesting in the next 20~40 years. We’ll have 20 billion, or less than 2.

    I’m betting on the high end, with the majority on the edge of starvation, no education what so ever, just clinging to life. And fucking like rabbits because that’s the only real entertainment.

  4. @Lowell November 1, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    > non-productive are out breeding those who produce food and energy at a prodigious rate

    Oh noes, Mister @Lowell! Don’t go there. That way be dragons.

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