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Mobility for Paralyzed Patients

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Published on Jul 3, 2012

Epidural stimulation research funded by the NIH demonstrates remarkable results in humans with severe spinal cord injury. Dr. Reggie Edgerton has found that by increasing the excitability of the body's neural network, a level of function can be achieved, including the ability to stand independently. Perhaps even more remarkable, is the regaining of voluntary control of bladder, bowel, and sexual function.

For more information on the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering go to http://www.nibib.nih.gov/

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