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12.30.2015

Implant could interpret brain signals, counteract paralysis

UW researchers at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering are collaborating with MIT and others

The Seattle Times  |  Updated 12:45 PM, 12.30.2015

Posted in: Research

  • Brain implant being developed at UW could restore movement in patients who have suffered stroke or spinal cord injury, and even patients with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's. ThinkStock
A device being developed at the University of Washington could help people with paralysis move their affected limbs. The team, which includes UW Medicine neurosurgeons, will receive $16 million over the next four years from the National Science Foundation to complete the project. Researchers expect clinical trials to begin eight to ten years from now. 

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