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Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging technologies to move again—just by thinking

 

First recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates limb that had been stilled for eight years

 

CLEVELAND—Bill Kochevar grabbed a mug of water, drew it to his lips and drank through the straw.

His motions were slow and deliberate, but then Kochevar hadn’t moved his right arm or hand for eight years.

And it took some practice to reach and grasp just by thinking about it.