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The incredible moment when a paralyzed man was able to walk for the first time in 12 years has been caught on camera. 40-year-old Gert-Jan sustained a spinal cord injury after a bicycle accident in which he became paralyzed. But thanks to a new electronic implant, he has regained control over his legs. The heart-warming images show how Gert-Jan stands, walks and even climbs the stairs after receiving the implant. Gregoire Courtine, a neuroscientist at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), who worked on the research, described the technology as a “digital rebirth” of the spinal cord.