Paralyzed man walks again using mind-controlled exoskeleton

Paralyzed man walks again using mind-controlled exoskeleton

A man, paralyzed from the shoulders down, is able to walk using a mind-controlled robotic suit. The 30-year-old, identified only as Thibault from Lyon, is able to move all four of his paralyzed limbs using an exoskeleton. The test has taken place at the lab at Clinatec and the University of Grenoble. The suit is controlled by two implants surgically placed on the surface of Thibault’s brain.

Clara
Clara
porcus
porcus 6 months

That is an incredibly bulky machine. Makes me wonder why they didn't just bypass the section with the nerve damage with a smaller electronic system. Such things already exist.

Sapper
Sapper 6 months

What an amazing feeling for this man! God bless, I hope he can have a sort of ‘normal’ life when he gets used to having it put on every day.

bad news bear
bad news bear 6 months

Science still can't de-code what the electrical impulses are saying, or how it really works, and it's doubtful they ever will. They are using a mini EKG that detects the impulses from the brain and converting it to motion control on the machine. Probably very exausting to use. At least it's not triggered muscle movement and still calling it brain controlled, very misleading

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