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FIFA World Cup 2014 To Be Kicked Off By Paralyzed Teen (Video)

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It is one big news if technology allows a paralyzed person to walk again but things get even better if that person is allowed to kick off the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil scheduled to begin on the 12th of next month.

A paralyzed teen will open the tournament by kicking a football with help from a motorized exoskeleton, which will be controlled by his or her brain. The technology which will make this possible is being perfected via an international collaboration between universities including Colorado State University, The Technical University of Munich and Duke University.

Colorado State University has been working on the mind-control helmet, which has been 3D-printed layer-by-layer so that it will fit the user’s head and the electrodes could be connected. Check out the video to know where the university has reached in the Walk Again Project.

Isn’t it amazing that technology can help improve the lives of so many people who are suffering out there? Share your thoughts about the Walk Again Project in the comments below.

Source: Engadget

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