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World|science|October 4, 2019 / 12:55 PM
Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

AKIPRESS.COM - A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit, BBC reports.

Thibault, 30, said taking his first steps in the suit felt like being the "first man on the Moon".

His movements, particularly walking, are far from perfect and the robo-suit is being used only in the lab.

But researchers say the approach could one day improve patients' quality of life. 

The 65kg of sophisticated robotics is not completely restoring function.

However, it is a marked advance on similar approaches that allow people to control a single limb with their thoughts.

The French scientists say they can continue to refine the technology.

At the moment they are limited by the amount of data they can read from the brain, send to a computer, interpret and send to the exoskeleton in real-time.

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