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  • Electric implants in paralyzed legs bring nerves back to life

    Michael McClellan of Roseville had electrodes implanted around the nerves in his legs after he became paralyzed in a dirt bike accident in 2009. A special controller fires the electrodes, allowing McClellan to ride a bike. Photos come courtesy of Nathaniel Welch and the Advanced Platform Technology Center in Cleveland.

Michael McClellan of Roseville had electrodes implanted around the nerves in his legs after he became paralyzed in a dirt bike accident in 2009. A special controller fires the electrodes, allowing McClellan to ride a bike. Photos come courtesy of Nathaniel Welch and the Advanced Platform Technology Center in Cleveland. Sammy Caiola scaiola@sacbee.com
Michael McClellan of Roseville had electrodes implanted around the nerves in his legs after he became paralyzed in a dirt bike accident in 2009. A special controller fires the electrodes, allowing McClellan to ride a bike. Photos come courtesy of Nathaniel Welch and the Advanced Platform Technology Center in Cleveland. Sammy Caiola scaiola@sacbee.com

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