Small steps for a man

2019-03-07 01:07:13

A paralysed man took his first steps in ten years this week after receiving experimental treatment that restored control of his legs. Marc Merger, 39, of Strasbourg in France, moved his legs by pressing buttons in a cane linked to a small strap-on computer that reproduces the pattern of neural signals from the brain that allow us to walk. These signals are transmitted by radio to a device in his abdomen,