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Contact: Yukio Nishimura
National Institutes of Natural Sciences

Spinal Cord Bypass

Caption: When turning off the computer-aided spinal cord bypass, the lower extremities which were in a relaxed state did not move even if the subject was swinging his/her arms. With the bypass turned on, when the subject swung his/her arms by his/her own will and a walking motion of the lower extremities began in rhythm to the motion of the arms.

Credit: © Yukio Nishimura

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