Stimulator Bypasses Spine Injury, Helps Patients Move Hands (IMAGE) MediaSource Caption Brian Gomez works on building his arm strength during a therapy session at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After being paralyzed in an accident in 2011, Gomez became one of the first patients in the world to have an experimental stimulator implanted near the damaged area of his spine in an effort to help him regain partial use of his hands. Credit Courtesy: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Usage Restrictions Must Courtesy: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.