Paralyzed teen to kick World Cup’s first ball with mind-controlled exoskeleton (video)

This year’s World Cup could be host to something more exciting than a bicycle kick scoring the winning goal.

Thanks to an international collaboration between universities such as Colorado State University, The Technical University of Munich and Duke University, a paralyzed teen is set to open the sporting event by kicking a football while wearing a motorized exoskeleton powered by their brain.

Colorado State University in particular 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.

Take a peek after the break to see the video in question, which also offers a fascinating look into how advances in robotics and 3D printing can improve people’s lives. Which is a hell of a lot more entertaining than watching Nigel de Jong roughing up Xabi Alonso again.

 

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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