$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)
The possibility to recover movement to paraplegics is an old and specific goal of medicine and bioengineering. There are millions of war veterans or people that suffered accidents that cannot walk and are living in paraplegic conditions.
The RECOVER WORLDPRIZE will award the prize to the team that implements a system that recuperate paraplegic individual to considered near normal capabilities.
The technology might be biological(for example using stem cells to restore the spinal cord damage) or might for example be technological involving a combination of BMI (brain machine interface) system with an exoskeleton.