Scientists are developing brain tech that could help restore paralyzed limbs


The team at the University of Washington’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering has been awarded $16m to create tech to restore motor function in stroke and spinal cord injury patients. The team examines flexible neural recording fibers that can be used in implantable devices. The implants send signals to damaged areas of the nervous system. 

Scientists aim to conduct proof-of-concept demonstrations in humans within the next five years, leading to eventual clinical device approval from the FDA. Healio