Some would call it a miracle — a technology that allows paralyzed people to regain use of their limbs via tiny electric pulses from implanted devices. Others see it as an unacceptably risky use of crowded public airwaves.

Now pending before government regulators is a request by the nonprofit Alfred Mann Foundation for use of four highly coveted bands of electromagnetic spectrum. The spectrum is necessary to transmit the pulses, which restore movement by stimulating the muscles of stroke or spinal cord injury victims.

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