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‘I think and then I walk’: UCI experiment marks the first time a paraplegic walks by brain control
Orange County Register

After a motorcycle crash paralyzed his legs, Adam Fritz never stopped thinking he would walk again.

Those very thoughts, aided by new technology, activated a first-of-its-kind experiment in which Fritz’s brain waves enabled him to walk a 12-foot course inside a UC Irvine research lab.

The 29-year-old insurance claims adjuster spent countless hours thinking about walking so that his brain waves could be recorded.

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