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Brazil World Cup to be kicked off by paraplegic in mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton

The ceremonial first kick of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be made by a paralyzed volunteer from the Association of Assistance to Disabled Children wearing a robotic exoskeleton that the user will be controlling with his or her mind. The volunteer will wear electroencephalographic (EEG) headgear attached to…

Monkey mind control — a breakthrough for paralysis?

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Scientists believe they are a step closer to enabling paralyzed people to walk and use artificial arms after an experiment in which monkeys moved and sensed objects using only their minds. The monkeys were able to operate a virtual arm to search for objects through brain…