French Engineers help paralysed man to walk again with brain implants

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Brain implants have allowed a tetraplegic patient to control a whole-body exoskeleton with brain signals. A demonstration of the new tech was published in The Lancet Neurology this week. The patient, who had been left paralysed by a fall, used two wireless chronically implanted brain-computer interfaces to...

Japanese Exoskeleton gets FDA Approval

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A Japanese robotics company has gained approval from the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin offering its HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) lower-body exoskeleton to patients. The somewhat suspiciously named "Cyberdyne" is offering its equally suspiciously named HAL exoskeleton to people with lower limb disabilities in...

Meet the Robot with an Origami Exoskeleton

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Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a simple robot which can fold its ‘exoskeletons’ to roll, float on water, glide or walk. Butterflies sprout wings and hermit crabs switch their shells. The MIT team were inspired by nature to create this tiny shape-shifting robot which...