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This man was able to walk using a robotic exoskeleton controlled by his brain

This man who is paralysed was able to walk using a robotic exoskeleton controlled by his brain. Thinault, from France, injured his spinal cord when he fell in an incident. He joined trials at the University of Grenoble after two years in hospital.

Sensors implanted between his brain enables him to control his limbs. The suit has to be attached to a ceiling harness to help him balanced. When he thinks “walk” a chain of movements in the exoskeleton move his legs forward.

This suit is a prototype, researchers think these findings will give more control to paralysed patients.

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