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    Default Paralyzed man walks using brain-controlled exoskeleton

    (this is probably the only type of tolerable use of computer to human implants, IMHO)

    A man paralyzed from the shoulders down has been able to walk using a pioneering four-limb robotic system, or exoskeleton, that is commanded and controlled by signals from his brain.

    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.

    The results, published in The Lancet Neurology journal on Thursday, bring doctors a step closer to one day being able to help paralyzed patients drive computers using brain signals alone, according to researchers who led the work.


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    Default Re: Paralyzed man walks using brain-controlled exoskeleton

    Could be me, but I'm already imagining armed robots in theatre of war being controlled by operators in a far away land, using 5G or efen faster zero latency communication methods...

    Still, glad to see real people in need get to benefit in some way, specially in the above mentioned case, it's life changing!

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