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Electric device triggers movement in paraplegics

Dustin Shillcox stands with his father.

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It may be a long way from the Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center, but Dustin Shillcox made the trip to the Neuroworx Rehabilitation Center in South Jordan, Utah, to work alongside other paralysis patients. In this case though, his legs are moving because of an implanted electrical device — much like a pacemaker — that stimulates the spinal cord.
Neuroworx recommended Shillcox for the experimental implant at the Kentucky center. For now, he is one of only four in the world testing the new technology. The stimulator that sends the electrical impulses to the spinal cord is located just under the skin ...


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