Invention will allow paralyzed teenager to participate in World Cup
January 3 , 2014
A robotic exoskeleton, which would control the brain impulses and convert them into movements, will make it possible for a paralyzed Brazilian teenager to kick off the World Cup.
Developed by the Walk Again Project, the "robotic body suit," captures brain waves with the help of electrodes.
As per the project: "The candidate teenage kicker will be trained in Virtual Reality to control technology that will eventually allow them to kick the ball at the world cup. The will do this by wearing a non-invasive headpiece that detects brain waves."
The teenager to do so hasn't yet been chosen but whoever gets to do this will provide a sneak peak to our future.