Man Walks With Aid of Brain-Controlled Robotic Legs

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    Man Walks With Aid of Brain-Controlled Robotic Legs

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    Very cool stuff. I saw something along similar lines during a TEDTalk. It was a device which used electrodes attached to the chest and shoulder of a person which moved a robotic arm. One of the great things about living in this age is that in 20 or 30 years, this technology will be common
     
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    I wouldn't call that walking. He's being held up at the waist by a harness and the treadmill movies his feet back. And, a machine is picking up his feet and moving them forward, and that's in response to sensors and to the treadmill, not the guy's brain.

    The only thing the guy's brain is doing is on/off, and that takes too much concentration to do anything else at the same time. In my judgement.

    Even if they get this working in a practical way, for the money, I'd prefer to hire a young lady to wheel me around.
     

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