CSU helps develop mind-controlled prosthesis


As long as everything goes according to plan, millions of viewers around the world will watch as a Brazilian paralyzed from the waist down gets up from their wheelchair and kicks a soccer ball at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup games June 12.
How does such a thing happen? Mind control. Specifically, this young man or woman will use their brain to tell a robotic prosthesis to move their legs.
Partial credit for this scientific marvel — and promise that such a demonstration holds — goes to Colorado State University 3D printing lab employees who developed parts vital to the exoskeleton’s function.