This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Jun 12, 2014A Paraplegic's Unforgettable Opening Kick At The World CupThe international Walk Again Project team used neuroscience, technology and 3D printing to make the impossible, possible at the big match.by AutodeskCommunity Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink A 29 year old paraplegic kicked off the opening match of the 2014 World Cup Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via heavy.com An international consortium called The Walk Again Project, led by a pioneering Brazilian neuro-engineer Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University, developed this project which allowed a paraplegic man to perform the ceremonial first kick of the World Cup. A brain-controlled mechanical bodysuit (exoskeleton) allowed him to stand up from the wheelchair Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Walk Again Project / Via virtualreality.duke.edu The man was able to walkout on the pitch and kick the first ball of the match Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Walk Again Project / Via virtualreality.duke.edu To control the exoskeleton, the adult wore a cap that captures brain signals and transmits them to the suit Walk Again Project / Via virtualreality.duke.edu Using 3D scans of his head, the team at CSU custom designed a liner, a crucial part of the design Via magazine.colostate.edu The Colorado State University (CSU) Idea 2 Product Laboratory jumped in to help, designing a helmet liner that would be able to protect the important brain signal-capturing electrodes that control this mechanical exoskeleton. The liner was 3D printed so that the helmet could fit precisely Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The cap had to be comfortable yet rigid Via magazine.colostate.edu The liner had to protect the electrodes from any movement so that there would be no interruption to the brain signals, yet comfortable enough that he would not overheat in the hot Brazilian sun. The future of prosthetics is now changing Colorado State University Ideas 2 Product Laboratory / Via magazine.colostate.edu Learn more about this project View this video on YouTube Autodesk is proud to be a founding donor of the Colorado State University Ideas 2 Product Laboratory.Learn more about Ideas 2 Product Laboratory.