Walking Again At The World Cup

Thanks to an international collaboration between universities such as Colorado State University, the Technical University of Munich and the Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience of Natal in Brazil, a paralyzed teen is set to open next month’s World Cup event by kicking a football while wearing a motorized exoskeleton controlled by his or her brain. The demonstration, known as the Walk Again project, will take place during the opening ceremony June 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Colorado State University  recently published a video of its portion of the Walk Again Project, describing just how the mind-control helmet was 3D-printed layer-by-layer in order to fit the wearer’s head and connect the electrodes. This video is a fascinating glimpse into how advances in robotics and 3D printing can improve people’s lives.

 

 

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