Breakthrough Surgery To Rob Summers' Spinal Cord So He Can Walk Again


Publication Title
SkyNews
Publication/Creation Date
May 20 2011
Creators/Contributors
James Brodie (contributor)
Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Centre (contributor)
Lancet Medical Journal (contributor)
Thomas Moore (contributor)
Media Type
Web Series
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
A man who was completely paralysed below the chest has been fitted with an implant that allows him to stand, and even walk on a treadmill. Electrodes placed next to Rob Summers' spinal chord also gave him voluntary control of his hips, knees, ankles and toes. American Mr. Summers, 25, broke his back in a hit-and-run accident in 2006 and was unable to move muscles below the injury, though he retained some feeling. Scientists at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Centre surgically implanted 16 electrodes next to his spinal cord.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Location on Body
Leg, Spine Torso

Date archived
July 8 2014
Last edited
March 22 2017
How to cite this entry
(May 20 2011). "Breakthrough Surgery To Rob Summers' Spinal Cord So He Can Walk Again ". SkyNews. SkyNews. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/517