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Paralyzed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton

Updated : October 07, 2019 07:52 AM IST

With a ceiling-mounted harness for balance, the 28-year-old tetraplegic patient used a system of sensors implanted near his brain to send messages to move all four of his paralyzed limbs after a two-year-long trial of the whole-body exoskeleton.
Over 24 months, the patient carried out various mental tasks to train the algorithm to understand his thoughts and to progressively increase the number of movements he could make.
Paralyzed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton

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