Scientists Have Found a Way to Make Paraplegics Move Again

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This video points to the deep impact that VR can have in triggering a recovery of our brains and bodies. Scientists from the Walk Again Project, an international, nonprofit, research consortium, led by Professor Miguel Nicolelis from Duke University and the Alberto Santos Dumont Association for Research Support in São Paulo, Brazil, have found a way to make paraplegics move again using a brain-machine interface that utilizes VR methods. All the patients who kept up with their training regained some feeling and motor skills.



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YEAR 2016

SECTION New Frontier Art

COUNTRY U.S.A./Brazil

COMPANY Quartz

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Michael Tabb

Michael Tabb is a video journalist at Quartz. His work focuses on how cutting-edge research changes how we view ourselves and our place in the universe. He combines shot footage, motion graphics, and live-action animation to visualize worlds normally unseen.


Ananya Bhattacharya

Ananya Bhattacharya is an editorial fellow with Quartz who writes stories at the intersection of technology, science, and welfare. Her interests span scientific innovations, social media activism and extremism, and how the internet empowers emerging economies.


Alberto Santos Dumont Association for Research Support (AASDAP)

The Alberto Santos Dumont Association for Research Support is a non-profit organization that implements social projects and scientific studies. Since 2012 it manages the Walk Again Project, a scientific research coordinated by Dr. Miguel Nicolelis in São Paulo, Brazil.