“I said, ‘Cursor go up to the top right.’ And it did, and now I can control it all over the screen. It will give me a sense of independence.”
“When they say, that wasn’t a
computer doing this, it was all you,
I just cant stop smiling, its just that cool!
I’m moving things again.”
First person to control a robotic arm. 10 years earlier, she was diagnosed with spinocerebellar degeneration
“My experience with the NeuroPort Array
has shown even after a traumatic injury,
restoration of paralyzed muscles is
possible and can provide Independence.”
Sustained a spinal cord injury in 2010 and has the longest chronic implant of the NeuroPort Array since June 2014.
“Blackrock’s ‘end-to-end expertise’
and FDA mindfulness gives us
the comfort for doing the cutting-edge
experiments that we do.”
Sustained a spinal cord injury in a 2004 automobile accident and was implanted November 2014 achieving sensory feedback through intracortical microstimulation