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The Miraculous Kick That Will Open The World Cup

A mind-controlled exoskeleton will enable a young, paralyzed Brazilian to kick the ceremonial first ball at the World Cup.

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Built with funding for basic research from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Miguel Nicolelis and the Walk Again Project have built an exoskeleton that will allow paraplegics to walk again. The exoskeleton uses computer algorithms to interpret the user's brain activity, which powers the exoskeleton forward.

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