NEUWalk is a FP7 project that focuses on helping invalid people manage to walk again. Moreover, the project also tries to find methods for a more efficient, less invasive and safer strategy to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
During the trials in the lab, results have proven successful for animals: rats with spinal cord injuries and severe paralysis are now walking thanks to researchers from NEUWalk.
NEUWalk was launched on June 1st 2010 as a 4-year project and is partly funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development with almost 9 million Euros.
More info: www.neuwalk.eu