A paraplegic man with scientists
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Paraplegic man walks after spine 'bypass'

A paraplegic man has been able to walk a short distance after scientists used a computer which read signals from his brain and then sent stimulus to his legs.

They have published their findings in the Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation.

The neurologist behind the study at the University of California, Dr An Do, spoke to BBC Radio 4's Sarah Montague.

Pictures courtesy University of California at Irvine.

  • 24 Sep 2015
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