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How virtual reality can help paraplegic patients learn to walk again

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 20, 2016 01:08 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Aug 19, 2016

For most people, virtual reality summons thoughts of fun and games, but for paraplegic patients, the game is very real. People who were once told they would never walk again are closer than ever at taking real steps, thanks to training with VR technology. The Walk Again Project (WAP) has been at the forefront of the race to help paraplegics walk again, and a new trial using VR training with eight patients has resulted in some renewed motor control in every single case.






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