The future of paralysis treatment
Neuroscientist Grégoire Courtine is developing groundbreaking bioengineering technologies to treat spinal cord injury. With the support of the Rolex Perpetual Planet Initiative, he hopes to restore mobility to paralysed people around the world.
As a physics and then neuroscience student, Grégoire Courtine dreamed of helping young people paralysed by spinal cord injury to recover. “Sport was very central in my life, movement was an essential feature to make me happy,” he says, so he found it unbearable to see others robbed of that capability.