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This Brain-Controlled Robotic Suit Lets Paralyzed People Walk Again

This Brain-Controlled Robotic Suit Lets Paralyzed People Walk Again

This is a brain-controlled robotic suit that allows paralyzed people to start walking again.

The exoskeleton is by Fonds de dotation Clinatec to bring mobility to people with motor control disabilities and uses brain signals from the patients to walk.



There are two wireless sensors placed over parts of the brain that controls movement. This records electrical signals from the brain to send to the robotic suit.

Algorithms built through virtual simulation on the patient, then decide up to 8 directions of motions for the exoskeleton to carry out simultaneously and in real-time.

In the trials, a ceiling-mounted harness was used for the patient’s safety, but it’s hoped that in the near future, a fully autonomous robotic suit will be used.

This brain-computer interface project is a successful example of shared user control between a human being and artificial intelligence.

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