Wouldn't moving objects with your mind be fun? But the implications go deeper: For the millions of Americans who live with paralysis, mentally controlling artificial limbs and mobility devices would be a big step forward toward more independent living. Melody Moore Jackson, director of the BrainLab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is trying to make that happen.
The robotic legs get wheelchair users to walk. It transfers from their chair into the Robotic Exoskeleton (Rex) it strap themselves in and use a had controlled joystick and control pad to maneuver the battery powered mobility assist device.