Fourth Industrial Revolution

How paralysed patients powered machines with their minds to move again

Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis works in his robotic laboratory in Sao Paulo May 21, 2014. Nicolelis is leading "The Walk Again Project", where a mechanical exoskeleton is able to support a paralysed person's lower body and responds to wireless commands that come from electrodes placed on the person's scalp or within the brain. The robotic exoskeleton could allow a paraplegic to deliver the first kick of the World Cup in Brazil next month, as part of a project to showcase technology aimed at overcoming paralysis. Picture taken May 21, 2014.

Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis works in his robotic laboratory in Sao Paulo. Image: REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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