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What Brain-Controlled Exoskeletons Mean For You

In NPR‘s Future You, Elise Hu takes brain machine interface headgear for a spin. This technology allows users to control machines with their mind.

Will mind-controlled robot suits help end some disabilities as we know them … and lead the way to super strength? In this episode of NPR’s series, Future You with Elise Hu, the team goes to the University of Houston to try out a mind-controlled exoskeleton. Research on using brain signals to operate machines has made quick advancements in recent years, and this is a demo of a future in which brain-computer interfaces can help those with spinal cord injuries get on their feet, by simply thinking about walking.

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