Wifi Chip Helps Paralysed People To Walk Again

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    Brain implants help paralysed man to walk again

    • By Pallab Ghosh
    • Science correspondent
    24 May 2023

    A paralysed man has been able to walk simply by thinking about it thanks to electronic brain implants, a medical first he says has changed his life.

    Gert-Jan Oskam, a 40-year-old Dutch man, was paralysed in a cycling accident 12 years ago.

    The electronic implants wirelessly transmit his thoughts to his legs and feet via a second implant on his spine.

    The system is still at an experimental stage but a leading UK spinal charity called it "very encouraging".