Paralysed man walks using mind-controlled exoskeleton

Paralysed man walks using mind-controlled exoskeleton

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By: Agence France-Presse | Paralysed man walks using mind-controlled exoskeleton | Neuroscience | The Guardian

French patient’s breakthrough could lead to brain-controlled wheelchairs, say experts

A French man paralysed in a nightclub accident has walked again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton, providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement.

The patient trained for months, harnessing his brain signals to control a computer-simulated avatar to perform basic movements before using the robot device to walk. Scientists described the trial results as a breakthrough.

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