Stroke survivor moves hand for first time in nine years after spinal stimulation

Footage of stroke survivor Heather Rendulic using a new spinal simulation to help her move her hand and arm for the first time in nine years.Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University in the US used the tech to stimulate Ms Rendulic's spinal cord in the neck area. While being stimulated, Ms Rendulic – who lives in the US – was able to fully open and close her fist, lift and move a can of soup, and even use a fork and knife to cut a piece of steak – things she has not been able to do for nearly a decade. Ms Rendulic, who had a stroke in 2012 when she was 22, was left with no mobility in her left hand as a result of chronic post-stroke muscle weakness.University of Pittsburgh