CSU lab team custom-build helmet liner for Brazil event (w/ video)

Viewers around the world preparing to watch the World Cup next month in Brazil are also to witness a special event where a paralyzed person, with the help of a robotic exoskeleton, will rise from a wheelchair, walk to the center of the field and kick a soccer ball. The mind-controlled exoskeleton is the work of an inspiring global collaboration among scientists, as part of the Walk Again Project. The exoskeleton is controlled by brain activity and is relaying feedback signals to the patient. The patient’s cap picks up brain signals and relays them to a computer in the backpack, decoding the signals and sending them to the legs. More details recently emerged from some of the collaborators, namely research efforts at Colorado State University, where the CSU team developed a protective, custom-made helmet liner for the patient to wear as part of the World Cup walk-again effort.

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