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...

Lower-limb Exoskeleton lets man walk

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A south-west London man unable to walk unaided since he was a child has become the first person in the UK to be fitted with a computer-controlled leg brace. The lower-limb bionic exoskeleton brace has been launched in the UK by prosthetic and orthotic specialists Ottobock to help people living with...