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New technology giving paralyzed Rocky Mount man hope

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When the Myropro is on his elbow, it moves Brake’s arm like he is doing bicep curls. When the Myropro is on his elbow, it moves Brake’s arm like he is doing bicep curls.
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New technology is allowing a man paralyzed on the football field hope.

Colt Brake suffered a spinal injury four years ago during a tackle leaving him completely paralyzed.

“Before, I had to call my mom a lot. Pick my nose. Scratch my face,” Brake said.

Now 20, Brake is moving again in ways he never thought possible thanks to Myropro, a device that uses electrodes to sense impulses allowing Brake to move and build muscle.

“Now I can lean my body over,” he said. “I’ve actually got more power on my midriff.”

When the Myropro is on his elbow, it moves Brake’s arm like he is doing bicep curls. He said it feels like he is working out when wearing the device.

Brake said he hopes the technology allows him to one day wheel his own wheelchair or maybe even drive a hand-operated car.

He doesn’t have any regrets thought.

“My mom says, “If I could go back, I would not let him play football.’ But I would still want to play because it can happen to anybody. It just happened to happen to me.”

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