Exoskeleton helps paraplegic kick off World Cup

By Ashley Yeager, 15:33 PM June 12, 2014

A paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton has made the first kick at the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil. The exoskeleton allowed the person to take a step and kick a ball by translating electrical signals from the patient's brain into action. The successful kickoff to the competition is a big step in turning paralyzed people's dreams of walking into reality.

For more on human exoskeletons, read SN's Mind to motion feature.

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