[Source: Medical News Today]
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have a spinal cord injury, and many of those affected are paralyzed from the shoulders down. For these patients, neuroprosthetic technology may offer some hope. A new study showcases a man with quadriplegia who has managed to move his arms and hands using the new technology.
It is currently estimated that between 243,000 and 347,000 people in the United States are living with spinal cord injury (SCI), and almost half of these people are considered quadriplegic.
Quadriplegia – also called tetraplegia – refers to the partial or complete paralysis of all four limbs. Patients with quadriplegia are typically paralyzed completely from the neck down as a result of an SCI.