FCC OKs Alfred Mann Foundation's Device That Reanimates Paralyzed Limbs
12/7/2011 8:55:11 AM
A wireless medical device to restore function in paralyzed limbs has won federal approval after demonstrating that it does not interfere with military electronics. The Federal Communications Commission’s approval of the Alfred Mann Foundation’s medical technology, which uses implanted devices connected to a wireless network to reanimate limbs, sets the stage for further testing and possible approval by the Food and Drug Administration for expanded use. The technology, called the Medical Micropower Network, has the potential to improve the lives of military veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or severe injuries to the limbs, as well as to people who have suffered strokes, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy.