This latest research on virtual reality in therapy is good news for the prospects of movement-based VR rehabilitation. It should also be a reminder that no simple narrative defines a spinal cord injury. The brain can be retrained. What about rebuilding neural pathway remnants or building new paths altogether?
Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis, senior researcher, also led the project that organized the World Cup’s 2014 kick-off - by a paraplegic in an exoskeleton. Read more about that here: Kicking Off the World Cup