EXCLUSIVE: Mark Pollock stands for the first time since paralysis

Adventurer Mark Pollock, who was paralysed following an accident in 2010, has stood up on his own for the first time.

Pollock has been taking part in a research study at Trinity College Dublin where scientists have been attaching electrodes to his back via patches to stimulate his nervous system, and on November 10th 2015 he was able to stand unassisted for a few seconds.

For Newstalk’s Futureproof, Jonathan McCrea interviewed to Mark to find out more about the therapy he is receiving and to hear the events of that amazing day last November.

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  • Author: Elaine Power
  • Date: May 21, 2016
  • Source: Newstalk