Lifespan, Brown research aims to restore limb function to paralyzed veterans
“PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Lifespan’s Norman Prince Spine Institute and Brown University are working together to research the effectiveness of spinal implants on paralyzed veterans and other patients.
The Intelligent Spine Interface (ISI), developed by the Center for Innovative Neurotechnology for Neural Repair, has the potential to restore limb movement, sensation and bladder control in individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
‘The goal is to create an electrical bridge across the site of the spinal cord injury so that we are able to read both above and below the entry of the spine,’ explained Dr. Jared Fridley, a neurosurgeon at Lifespan and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Brown University.”
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