With Technology, Even a Spinal Cord Injury Can’t Keep You from Walking

Our Michigan law firm specializes in personal injury claims.  As a result, we see more than our share of clients with a spinal cord injury.  Often, these individuals’ ability to use their limbs has been severely impaired or outright lost.  In the past, attorneys in our position were faced with the reality that regardless of the size of the jury verdicts or settlements we obtained for our clients, no amount of money could give the client the use of their ...

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New Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

A company out of California, StemCells, Inc., recently released the results of its 12-month study regarding the use of stem cells to return some function to victims of complete spinal cord injuries.

A “complete” spinal cord injury refers to a total loss of motor and sensory function below the injury site.  An “incomplete” injury describes damage to the spinal cord that results in the loss of some, but not all, function.

The study was fairly small; only three ...

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Brain-Computer Interface Technology for Spinal Cord Injuries

A remarkable study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh further demonstrates the ability of individuals with various degrees of paralysis to “control assistive devices and reanimate paralyzed limbs” with nothing more than their mind.  This feat is possible thanks to brain-computer interface (BCI) technology – a type of system that allows for direct communication between one’s mind and a computer.

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