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    Paralyzed patients regain muscle control with the help of virtual reality

    Paralyzed patients regain muscle control with the help of virtual reality

    A 32-year-old woman who had been paralyzed from the waist down for 13 years has regained partial control over her legs after a revolutionary new treatment.

    The woman, dubbed "Patient 1," is part of an ongoing research study that uses a system of brain-controlled robotics and virtual reality to restore neurological and physical interactions.
    The study involved eight spinal cord injury paraplegics -- all of whom recovered partial sensation and muscle control after about a year of training. It was conducted by the Walk Again Project in São Paulo, Brazil and led by a Duke University researcher.
    The conclusions from the first part of the study were [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]Thursday in "Scientific Reports." Research has been underway for a total of 28 months.

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    What an amazing treatment and think of how many people could benefit from this. Medical research is finding some amazing innovations that are changing peoples lives in ways that we could not even have imagined a few years ago.

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