Artificial intelligence helps paralyzed people walk

Tram Ho

This method is basically based on connecting the damaged spine to the brain, so that the brain can command the spinal cord to control walking.

This man is walking. Just recently, this was impossible for him, paralyzed by a spinal cord injury after a 12 year bike accident. The accident causes a disruption in communication between the spinal cord and the brain. Doctors used implanted devices to re-establish this vital line of communication.

Mr. Gert-jan Oskam – Spinal cord injury patient: “It only takes 5-10 minutes for me to be able to control my hips, like a device implanted in my brain can tell if I want to control my hip, so that’s it. The results are amazing.”

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Professor Grégoire Courtine – Swiss neuroscience expert: “We record the signals emitted by the brain, we decode these signals with artificial intelligence, helping to predict the patient’s thoughts, and then re-encodes these signals to stimulate the spinal cord to do the movement the patient wants.”

Jocelyne Bloch, Swiss neurosurgeon: “This project shows that something completely new, no longer science fiction, we can give hope to people with spinal cord injuries. , they will be able to get around thanks to this wireless connection method.”

Mr. Oskam has been involved in this trial since 2018. Now at the age of 40, although his legs are paralyzed and his hands are also partially paralyzed, he is finally able to walk with the help of devices implanted in the brain, columns. live, along with a computer in a backpack.

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