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World Cup to Debut Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit

Scientific American speaks with the scientist behind an innovation that will enable a paralyzed person to walk and “feel” it
Clad in a robotic body suit and a cap adorned with electrodes that will detect brain signals and cue leg movement, a paralyzed Brazilian will take to the pitch and move with the assistance of a specially designed exoskeleton during the opening ceremony of the World Cup on June 12. Legions of fans tuning in to watch the event will see the debut of a technology

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