Neural Implant Restores Motor Function in Quadriplegia

Author:  Hriday Bhambhvani

Researchers from Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology development company, and The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center have developed a prototype medical system that has been able to restore complex functional movement to quadriplegic individuals. The study, led by former Batelle researcher Chad Bouton, was recently published in the journal Nature. The device, dubbed NeuroLife, was developed at Batelle, while the clinical study was conducted by neuroscientists and physicians at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.