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Health Check: Researchers work on innovative device to help with spinal cord injuries

“Rhode Island researchers are taking the lead in developing an innovative device that may, down the road, help patients with spinal cord injuries.

It’s still in the development stages, but if it pans out, it could be revolutionary.

This $6.3 million research is a collaboration, in part, between Brown University and Lifespan and is funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Dr. Jared Fridley, a neurosurgeon at Rhode Island Hospital is a principal investigator and says the device they’re developing and testing is an ‘intelligent spinal interface.’…”

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David Borton, PhD

Assistant Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering and Carney Institute, Brown University
Biomedical Engineer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Jared S. Fridley, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD

Julius Stoll, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Clinical Director, Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute
President, Neurosurgery Foundation