Medical devices enable quadriplegic to move again… just by thinking [VIDEO]

April 1, 2017

Bill Kochevar, the first recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates limb that had been stilled for eight years. Kochevar, who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies. Kochevar is the focal point of research led by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH).