LONDON - A clinical trial has seen three paralysed people being able to walk again after having 16-electrode devices implanted in their spinal cords.

The implants send electrical pulses to the muscles, mimicking the action of the brain.

According to AFP, the men were able to take steps “shortly after the 6cm implant was inserted and its pulses were fine-tuned”.

Dr Jocelyne Bloch from Lausanne University Hospital, one of the study’s leaders, described it as a “very emotional moment”.