New medical technology developed by Swiss researchers has allowed a man with a severed spinal cord to walk again.

Michel Roccati was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident five years ago, the BBC reported. Someone at this level of injury has never been able to walk before, but Roccati was able to after getting an electrical implant at the base of his spine.

Though researchers said this technology is too complicated for everyday use and thus is not a cure for spinal injury, it is a step in the right direction, according to the BBC.

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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A paralyzed man walked for the first time using a newly developed spine implant.
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