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World Cup to open with mind-controlled exoskeleton kick

A Brazilian neuroscientist says brain-controlled robotics will let the paralyzed walk again.

World Cup to open with mind-controlled exoskeleton kick

Brazil will begin hosting soccer’s 2014 World Cup, even though workers are still hurrying to pour concrete at three unfinished stadiums. At a laboratory in São Paulo, a Duke University neuroscientist is in his own race with the World Cup clock. He is rushing to finish work on a mind-controlled exoskeleton that he says a paralyzed Brazilian volunteer will don, navigate across a soccer pitch using his or her thoughts, and use to make the ceremonial opening kick of the tournament on June 12.

Click here to read the article by Antonio Regalado in MIT Technology Review.

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