Benefits & Blessings from Technology
We are so used to hearing the negative aspects of technology like how social media is corrupting culture and AI will destroy us here is a wondeful example of how technology has made a big different in someones life!
Paralyzed man walks after bluetooth connects his brain and spine
Video from Associated Press
"A man paralyzed by a cycling accident is able to walk again after an experimental operation by neuroscientists and surgeons in Switzerland.' from video introduction
Paralysed man walks using device that reconnects brain with muscles
"A man who was paralysed in a cycling accident in 2011 has been able to stand and walk with an aid after doctors implanted a device that reads his brain waves and sends instructions to his spine to move the right muscles.
Gert-Jan Oskam, 40, was told he would never walk again after breaking his neck in a traffic accident in China, but has climbed stairs and walked for more than 100 metres at a time since having the operation.
“A few months ago, I was able, for the first time after 10 years, to stand up and have a beer with my friends,” said Oskam, who is from the Netherlands. “That was pretty cool. I want to use it in my daily life.”
The “digital bridge” is the latest from a team of neuroscientists in Switzerland who have a longstanding programme to develop brain-machine interfaces to overcome paralysis. The project aims to use wireless signals to reconnect the brain with muscles that are rendered useless when spinal cord nerves are broken"..from the article: Paralysed man walks using device that reconnects brain with muscles.