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Exoskeleton Helps Brazilian Paraplegic Take “First Kick” At World Cup

A Brazilian paraplegic made the “first kick” using a robotic exoskeleton in Sao Paulo during the World Cup opening ceremony.

1. During the World Cup opening ceremony, a young Brazilian paraplegic made the first kick using a robotic exoskeleton.

Weirdly, the pioneering paraplegic’s name has not yet been released.

3. “The patient imagines that he wants to move, to walk. This is detected by sensors and sent to a computer which interprets this information and sends info to the exoskeleton,” Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis told the Washington Post.

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4. SCIENCE RULES.

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