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Mind-controlled exoskeleton to help youth kick off 2014 World Cup

  As the World Cup kicks off, a teenager paralyzed from the waist down will use a mind-controlled exoskeleton to take the ceremonial first kick.

The exoskeleton is part of Duke University' Walk Again Project, which aims to get paralyzed teens walking again. Since the patients receiving the exoskeletons can't send nerve signals to their legs, operating their lower limbs will instead be enabled through the use of a mind-reading headset. Brain waves detected through the patient's scalp will be sent wirelessly to the exoskeleton, which will then move accordingly.

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