The New Reddit Journal of Science Online Discussion | Jennifer French

The New Reddit Journal of Science Online Discussion | Jennifer French

I’m Jennifer French, a Paralympic silver medalist in the sport of sailing and an advocate for neurotechnology implants, which allow me to regain use of my legs.

As a result of a snowboarding accident in 1998, I became a quadriplegic. In 1999, I was the first woman to receive an implanted Stand and Transfer System which allows me to stand again with the help of electrical impulses delivered to the muscles in my legs. I currently advocate for and educate about neurotechnology through a non-profit organization I co-founded, Neurotech Network. My most recent project is a book, On My Feet Again: My Journey out of the Wheelchair using Neurotechnology. Proceeds from the book benefit the Neurotech Network and the Institute for Functional Recovery.

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