Experts say the new technology can help people with paralysis rebuild muscles, although more research is needed.
From the article,
A motorbike crash severed Michel Roccati’s spine 5 years ago. People such as Roccati who have been in an accident that completely separates part of their body from their brain are often given a prognosis that involves a permanent loss of mobility. In Roccati’s case, he lost all movement and feeling in his legs. Yet Roccati now walks, thanks to Swiss researchers who have developed an electrical implant that doctors surgically attached to his spine last year.