At the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup next week, a young adult will walk a few steps and kick a soccer ball thanks to the Walk Again Project. The project’s purpose is to create thought-controlled robotic exoskeleton to aid individuals with disabilities.
A team of engineers from the University of California – Davis and Duke University along with the Brazilian government worked together to create the exoskeleton that works by using weak electrical signs in the user’s muscles or brain to operate the robotic exoskeleton. The team is working with a group of disabled volunteers to help them create the signals to control the exoskeleton and walk again.
Read more about the challenges the team in creating the robotic exoskeleton.