World Cup to begin with mind-controlled exoskeleton kick
There’s a new reason to watch the world cup and it’s not what you would expect… Cnet news has the full story.
A paralyzed teen, using a mind-controlled exoskeleton, will start off the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, thanks to The Walk Again Project.
The exoskeleton will support the lower part of the body and enable the paralyzed wearer to walk using wireless electrodes attached to the head that collect brainwaves, which then signal the suit to move.
“The vibrations can replicate the sensation of touching the ground, rolling off the toe and kicking off again,” lead robotic engineer Gordon Cheng of the Technical University of Munich told New Scientist. “There’s so much detail in this, it’s phenomenal.”
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