A 35-year-old mother of two who travelled to Greece for an international martial arts convention is now paralyzed in an Athens hospital, suffering from the severe effects of a rare auto-immune disorder.
Four patients who are completely 'locked in' by paralysis have communicated that they are still 'happy' with their lives, thanks to an experimental device that translates brain activity into responses.
A new device has allowed two monkeys to regain use of their paralyzed legs by transmitting brain signals wirelessly, bypassing their spinal cord lesions, a study released Wednesday by the journal Nature said.
Patients long paralyzed from spinal cord injuries showed unprecedented gains in mobility and feeling -- and in some cases a renewed sex life -- through virtual-reality training and the use of brain-controlled robotics, scientists said Thursday.
The worst day of Aaron Baker's life wasn't when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first, paralyzing him from the neck down.