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Brain-Computer Link Enables Paralyzed California Man to Walk


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Former graduate student Adam Fritz, 28, who severed his spinal cord in a motorcycle accident, is shown during a brain-computer interface experiment at UC Irvine's iMove Lab in Irvine, California, in this image released on September 23, 2015.

Credit: Reuters/University of California, Irvine

A brain-to-computer technology that can translate thoughts into leg movements has enabled a man paralyzed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury to become the first such patient to walk without the use of robotics, doctors in Southern California reported on Wednesday.

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