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    A Paraplegic's Unforgettable Opening Kick At The World Cup

    The international Walk Again Project team used neuroscience, technology and 3D printing to make the impossible, possible at the big match.

    A 29 year old paraplegic kicked off the opening match of the 2014 World Cup

    A brain-controlled mechanical bodysuit (exoskeleton) allowed him to stand up from the wheelchair

    The man was able to walkout on the pitch and kick the first ball of the match

    To control the exoskeleton, the adult wore a cap that captures brain signals and transmits them to the suit

    Using 3D scans of his head, the team at CSU custom designed a liner, a crucial part of the design

    The liner was 3D printed so that the helmet could fit precisely

    The cap had to be comfortable yet rigid

    The future of prosthetics is now changing

    Learn more about this project

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