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Weird treadmill may help brain-injured regain stride August 17, 2007

Posted by intebic in TBI Info.
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A weird treadmill is pushing people at a Baltimore, Maryland, research hospital into sloppy versions of Michael Jackson’s moonwalk, in hopes of training stroke survivors and others with brain injuries to walk normally again.

The custom-built treadmill hides a split belt — one side can move one foot backward while the other moves forward, and at different speeds. Your brain must automatically adjust how you walk so you won’t fall down.

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