Another example of a potentially revolutionary new technology allows paralyzed people to speak by analysing their "breath signals". Software can recognise specific patterns of breathing and then translate those rhythms into a spoken word.
She was just out for a day of fun with her two young daughters at a local pool in mid-July, but the next morning, Stefanie Ballard woke up with nausea, fever, and a headache.
She began losing muscle control and fell. Then partial paralysis set in.
In a remarkable study, the brain activity of one monkey was used to control the movements of a second, sedated animal. Scientists hope that the method will allow an individual to control a paralyzed body or limb.
Scientists working on a paralysis cure said on Tuesday they had demonstrated how a monkey can use only its thoughts, transferred by electrodes, to manipulate a sleeping fellow primate's arm to do its bidding.The lab experiment, in which a fully sedated...
The global initiative to see polio eradicated by the year 2018 has received a punishing blow. The wild strain of the polio virus seen in Syria can infect someone without their becoming ill, making "silent transmission" a devastating possibility.
Overcoming adversity takes a lot of will power, drive, and support from family and friends. Everyone has encountered setbacks in life, but what happens when everything you’ve worked for suddenly comes to a halt?
Dogs with spinal injuries have been helped through a novel technique that takes cells from the back of their noses and transplants them into the site of injury. The technique has successfully restored some level of movement.
A new report by two Delhi pediatricians suggests that the sharp rise in childhood paralysis in India is due to the increased usage of the oral polio vaccine, a drug that was banned in the U.S. over a decade ago.
People with partial or total paralysis have been suffering for years, and carers and medical systems have been battling almost impossible problems in basic treatment. Now, a beautiful idea may be enough to re-route brain signals from the brain.