8 Paralyzed Patients Learn To Walk Again Using Virtual Reality

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) rehabilitation remains a major clinical challenge, especially in cases involving chronic complete injury. Clinical studies using body weight support systems robotic assistance and functional electrostimulation of the leg have proposed potential solutions for assisting SCI patients in walking. Yet, none of these approaches have generated any consistent clinical improvement in neurological functions, namely somatosensory (tactile, proprioceptive, pain, and temperature) perception and voluntary motor control, below the level of the spinal cord lesion.
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