Robotic Exoskeleton For Multiple Sclerosis

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MS is a destructive autoimmune disease that affects both the brain and spinal cord. Scientists are unsure what triggers MS, but the result is the body’s own immune system will begin to attack the myelin sheaths of neurons. Our neurons relay information electrochemically, but a naked neuron cannot produce an action potential to signal the next neuron. To propagate the signal from neuron-to-neuron, the dendritic arms of the cell are wrapped in a biologic insulator, myelin. Typical symptoms of MS include fatigue, blindness, numbness, tremors, altered sensations, difficulty walking and eventual paralysis.