The research at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) created an implant, controlled by artificial-intelligence, to stimulate the region of the spinal cord that activates the trunk and leg muscles.
"This is not a cure for spinal cord injury. But it is a critical step to improve people's quality of life. We are going to empower people. We are going to give them the ability to stand, to take some steps. It is not enough, but it is a significant improvement," said leading scientist Grégoire Courtine to the BBC.