Using Mind-Controlled technology neural engineering, paralyzed teen will make the first kick at 2014 world cup finals soccer game tournament in Brazil.
The teen will use a mind-controlled exoskeleton, a technology developed by a nonprofit international collaboration called the Walk Again Project.
The Mind-Controlled high-end technology will be shown to million viewers at 2014 world cup finals Brazil on June 12, 2014.
From a group of 10 candidates, one lucky teen receives 2014 world cup tickets for the game and for life. The paralyzed teen will undergo months of training in a virtual reality simulator as part of the Walk Again Project at Duke University.
Mind-Controlled technology neural engineering started with research from the Nicolelis lab using hair-thin and flexible sensors, known as microwires, that have been implanted into the brains of rats & monkeys, Virtualreality.duke.edu project.
The exoskeleton will be created by the Walk Again Project team, a nonprofit, international collaboration, headed by by Miguel Nicolelis the famous Brazilian scientist and physician, best known for his pioneering work in “reading monkey thought”.
Supported by the Duke University Center for Neuro engineering, the Technical University of Munich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience of Natal in Brazil, The University of California, Davis.
The 2014 world cup finals schedule dates begins on Thursday, June 12 and ends on Sunday, July 13.