Test subjects Andrew Meas, Dustin Shillcox, Kent Stephenson and Rob Summers (left to right)
Kent Stephenson bends his leg, thanks to an implanted epidural stimulator
Kent Stephenson does voluntary training while Katelyn Gurley tracks his level of muscle activity and force at the Human Locomotion Research Center laboratory, a part of the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
In 2011, 25 year-old paraplegic Rob Summers was able to temporarily regain limited use of his legs, thanks to an experimental technique known as epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord. Now, in a new study, Summers and three other paraplegic test subjects have shown even more promising results, thanks to the technology.
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