A new study in reconnecting damaged nerves has allowed a stroke victim to move her hand for the first time in almost a decade.
Heather Rendulic suffered five strokes at 22. Thanks to pioneering research and an electric spinal implant, she was able to regain control of the limb.
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh created a device that stimulates the spinal cord. Video shows Rendulic using a knife and fork and picking up a can of soup. How does the implant feel?
"It feels kind of like a tickle," Rendulic said. "It’s never painful but it takes some getting used to."
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