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Fri, Jun 13

Mind-controlled exoskeleton kicks off World Cup

Perhaps the most interesting kick of the World Cup so far comes from a young adult who is paralyzed from the waist down.

Clad in a metal vest, sporting a blue cap dotted with electrodes, he kicked off the world’s biggest soccer championship in an exoskeleton.

It was, according to the scientist behind the exoskeleton’s kick, “meant to shock the world.”

But even more shocking than the exoskeleton’s first tentative steps is learning how it worked: controlled by the paralyzed patient’s mind.

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