A system developed by Grégoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch at HBP partners EPFL and CHUV now enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk and even perform recreational activities like swimming, cycling and canoeing. An important element for the success is a digital atlas of the human spinal cord. It contains computational models of the neural circuitry in the spinal cord that were created by the team around Courtine within the Human Brain Project. The atlas has now been presented as part of a larger article about the approach in the latest edition of Nature Medicine.
EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure , created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project, to foster brain-related research and to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovation in medicine and industry, for the benefit of patients and society.
Who knows what can be achieved in future