Paralyzed teen to kick off World Cup with mind-controlled exoskeleton

Using the most advanced mind-controlled exoskeleton in the world, a young teenager, who’s paralysed from the waist down, will be kicking off the 2014 World Cup in BRazil this year. Electrodes on his scalp will wirelessly beam his brainwaves to the exoskeleton which will then process them into commands which will produce movement. 

It won’t be a superstar football player who takes the first kick of 2014’s Football World Cup in Brazil. Nope, instead, it will be a teenager, paralysed from the waist down, who will use the world’s most advanced mind-controlled exoskeleton to get things underway. A small part of a large-scale international collaborative project called Walk Again, the exoskeleton technology in question supports the lower body, using brain activity to trigger movements in the suit. Brain waves are detected using electrodes on the scalp, beamed wirelessly to the exoskeleton, and processed into commands which produce movement.

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By Alfie Joshua

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