Artificial intelligence helps stroke patients walk again

The new method to assist patients who have suffered severe neurological injuries is going through the clinical trial stage. The research comes from the Center for Neuroprosthetics and Brain Mind Institute, School of Life Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. The regathers behind the development are hopeful it will lead to better outcomes for patients undergoing rehabilitation following incidences like a stroke or a spinal cord injury or strokes. With strokes, for example, many people experience weakness or stiffness in some of their muscles after a stroke. This happens because the brain sends signals to the muscles, through the nerves, to make them move. A stroke can damage the brain and affect these signals. READ MORE: Mayo Clinic’s new startup to tackle diseases using AI Recovery plans for spinal cord injuries and strokes typically require usually many hours of supported walking, using devices like treadmills, with the walking aid pre-programmed by a medic to provide a steady pace. This one-size-fit-all approach does not account for each patient moving around in different directions and having different gaits, both varying according to the individual. With a new approach, a team led by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Mignardot have used digital…

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