European scientists test mind-controlled exoskeleton

08/12/2013 | Reuters

A group of European researchers are testing the prototype of a robotic exoskeleton, called Mindwalker, controlled entirely by the user's thoughts. The robotic legs, initially run by computer, are operated through a scalp cap that measures electrical activity from the region of the brain that directs walking, according to neurophysiologist Guy Cheron of the University of Brussels. Scientists are developing glasses that can detect eye movements to control the exoskeleton as well.

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