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First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment Gives Man Ability To Walk Again

Newsy (Oct. 21, 2014) A medical team has for the first time given a man the ability to walk again after transplanting cells from his brain onto his severed spinal cord. Video provided by Newsy
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HexHog Off-Road Wheelchair Helps Disabled Tame Tough Terrain

HexHog Off-Road Wheelchair Helps Disabled Tame Tough Terrain

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 13, 2014) Although they offer increased mobility to the disabled, most electric wheelchairs are only useful on flat, even, surfaces. The new HexHog - a six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle devised by a Welsh engineer - is completely different, offering its users a unique off-road experience and an unprecedented degree of independence. Jim Drury saw it in action. Video provided by Reuters
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Blind Man Marks 1 Year With 'bionic' Eye

Blind Man Marks 1 Year With 'bionic' Eye

AP (Oct. 9, 2014) A year after being fitted with a bionic eye, Jeroen Perk has taken up archery, something that was unthinkable before his surgery. The Dutch Customs & Excise worker lost his sight completely due to the genetic disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. (Oct. 9) Video provided by AP
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New Prosthetic Technology Helps Patients 'Feel' Objects

New Prosthetic Technology Helps Patients 'Feel' Objects

Newsy (Oct. 8, 2014) One study from Ohio and one from Sweden garnered similar results — more freedom, movement and feeling for prosthesis wearers. Video provided by Newsy
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