Paralysis

  • Vanderbilt University

    Study to explore spinal cord stimulation to ease paralysis

    A Vanderbilt neurosurgeon is looking to recruit patients with paraplegia to investigate whether intraspinal microstimulation technology can restore complex body movements. Read More

    Dec. 3, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wearable robot helps man walk again

      Amazing Vanderbilt research has designed a “wearable robot” that can be used by paraplegics to walk again. Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer takes us on one man’s emotional journey to use the device, designed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, to take his first steps since a tragic accident. Read more here… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2012

  • Brian Shaffer wearing the Vanderbilt exoskeleton

    Advanced exoskeleton promises more independence for people with paraplegia

    A team of Vanderbilt engineers has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to provide users with an unprecedented degree of independence. Read More

    Oct. 30, 2012