Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The World Cup will Begin with a Kick by a Paraplegic

In Brazil this June, the World Cup will begin with a paraplegic kicking a soccer ball through the use of a mind-controlled exoskeleton. The exoskeleton supports the lower half of the body. The paralyzed user has wireless electrodes attached to their head that collect brainwaves which signal the suit to move. The Walk Again Project is the impetus behind this unique opening to the World Cup. To learn more about this story check out the following link:

http://www.cnet.com/news/world-cup-to-begin-with-mind-controlled-exoskeleton-kick/