Eight chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) paraplegics were subjected to long-term training BMI neurorehabilitation paradigm to restore locomotion. The paradigm combined virtual reality training, visual-tactile feedback and walking with two EEG-controlled robotic actuators providing tactile feedback to subjects. All eight patients experienced neurological improvements in somatic sensation and regained voluntary motor control in key muscles below the SCI level. Half of these patients were upgraded to an incomplete paraplegia classification.

For details, please refer to the full article: Donati, A. R. C. et al. Long-Term Training with a Brain-Machine Interface-Based Gait Protocol Induces Partial Neurological Recovery in Paraplegic Patients. Sci. Rep. 6, 30383; doi: 10.1038/srep30383 (2016)

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