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Rewiring the Paralyzed

Monday, June 16, 2008 at 9:00 am
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It wasn't very long ago a paralyzing injury meant a lifetime of immobility. But today, the once-paralyzed are playing tennis from their wheelchairs. Biomedical technology is growing in leaps and bounds, with new tools that can allow paraplegics to stand up and prosthetic arms that work almost as well as the real thing. On the Sound of Ideas, the bio-engineering breakthroughs that are changing the world, one paralysis victim at a time.


Robert Kirsch, Associate Director of Research, Cleveland FES Center
Warren Grill, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Maria Sutter, FES Study Patient

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