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Mind-controlled exoskeleton lets paralysed people walk
Posted By adans On June 5, 2013 @ 10:21 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
New Scientist 
June 5, 2013
TWO years ago, Antonio Melillo was in a car crash that completely severed his spinal cord. He has not been able to move or feel his legs since. And yet here I am, in a lab at the Santa Lucia Foundation  hospital in Rome, Italy, watching him walk.
Melillo is one of the first people with lower limb paralysis to try out MindWalker  – the world’s first exoskeleton that aims to enable paralysed and locked-in people to walk using only their mind.
Five people have been involved in the clinical trial of MindWalker over the past eight weeks. The trial culminates this week with a review by the European Commission, which funded the work; the project has been carried out by a consortium of several major universities and companies .
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URLs in this post:
 New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23640-mindcontrolled-exoskeleton-lets-paralysed-people-walk.html
 Santa Lucia Foundation: http://www.hsantalucia.it/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=1014
 MindWalker: https://mindwalker-project.eu/
 a consortium of several major universities and companies: https://mindwalker-project.eu/consortium-1
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