'Brain wi-fi' reverses leg paralysis in primate first

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An implant that beams instructions out of the brain has been used to restore movement in paralysed primates for the first time, say scientists.

The team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology bypassed spinal cord injury in Rhesus monkeys by sending the instructions straight from the brain to the nerves controlling leg movement.

Experts said the technology could be ready for human trials within a decade.

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