Miguel Nicolelis, a Brazilian neuroscientist

At the Neuroscience Institute in the northeastern state of Natal will be taken over a study conducted by Miguel Nicolelis which would enable a young paraplegic athlete to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil.
The previuos experiment with monkeys proved that these animals were able to operate a virtual arm to search for objects through brain activity that was picked up by implants. The results of this study suggest it would be possible to create a kind of robotic “exoskeleton” that people could use to feel and sense objects.

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