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Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked

 

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED NOV 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013

TED presents Grégoire Courtine who fresh from his lab, shows a new method — combining drugs, electrical stimulation and a robot — that could re-awaken the neural pathways and help the body learn again to move on its own. See how it works, as a paralyzed rat becomes able to run and navigate stairs.