‘Somebody Has to Do the Research’

‘Somebody Has to Do the Research’

Bill Kochevar’s lasting legacy will be his selfless commitment to helping others with quadriplegia regain control over their limbs.

Bill Kochevar had a saying. He repeated it frequently to those around him and in media interviews when his story began to make headlines worldwide.

“Somebody has to do the research,” he’d say.

Yet Kochevar wasn’t a doctor or scientist. Paralyzed from the shoulders down in a bicycling accident in 2006, the 56-year-old Clevelander became the first person in the world with quadriplegia to regain functional control of his arm and hand using technology implanted in his brain and limb.

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