Gallery: Paralyzed Teen to Kick Off 2014 Soccer World Cup with a Mind C...

 

A paralyzed teen using an advanced mind-controlled exoskeleton could provide the first ceremonial kick of the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Brazil this month. Duke University plans to showcase their incredible mind controlled devices and exoskeletons at the international sporting event in São Paulo as part of a bid to demonstrate real, practical technology that’s within our grasp today.

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  1. jonathanz June 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Rex Bionics, a company from New Zealand already has the robotic exoskeleton technology – and it’s commercially available! http://www.rexbionics.com, while the University of Houston Brain-Machine Interface Team has been working on controlling the Rex Bionics machine with the mind. It’s great to see this at the World Cup, but it’s not really something new!

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