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Brain implant giving paralysis sufferers the use of technology

A tiny device the size of a small paperclip has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, email and even shop online in the first human trial.

University of Melbourne Associate Professor Nicholas Opie, who is also the co-founder of Synchron – the research commercial partner for the ‘Stentrode’ device, explained to Gareth Parker how the new technology worked.

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