By Duncan Mackay

On My Feet Again by Jennifer FrenchNovember 7 - Paralympic sailing silver medallist Jennifer French has released a new book which details her remarkable recovery from a snowboarding accident that she was warned would confine her to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. 

On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology details how the American sought out experimental new technologies for people with spinal cord injuries.

French, who won a silver medal in the Skud18 at London 2012, became a participant in a clinical trial of a neuroprosthetic system that enables her to stand up out of her wheelchair and move around on her own two feet using her own muscles, which are stimulated by 24 surgically implanted electrodes.

Along the way, she helped advance the technology by working with the research team to test new features, push the limits of her strength and endurance, and prove the viability of this new therapy for thousands of other potential recipients-including injured soldiers returning from war, it is claimed.

On My Feet Again: My Journey Out of the Wheelchair Using Neurotechnology is published by Neurotech Press and is available online from Amazon in print and eBook formats.

Part of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Institute for Functional Recovery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland to develop new treatments for paralysed people.

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