Paraplegic man walks with the Help of BCI – without Exoskeleton

Source: kurzweilai.net

A novel brain-computer-interface (BCI) technology created by University of California, Irvine researchers has allowed a paraplegic man to walk for a short distance, unaided by an exoskeleton or other types of robotic support.

The male participant, whose legs had been paralyzed for five years, walked along a 12-foot course using an electroencephalogram (EEG) brain-computer-interface system that lets the brain bypass the spinal cord to send messages to the legs.

 

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See alsoJournal of NeuroEngineering & Rehabilitation

“The feasibility of a brain-computer interface functional electrical stimulation system
for the restoration of overground walking after paraplegia”

 

and Examiner.com