CNN has reported that a quadriplegic man has been able walk and move by using a brain-controlled robotic suit, based on research report published on Friday.
The man known as Thibault was paralyzed due to a 40 foot fall from a balcony where his spinal chord was severed. Despite this, the 28 year-old French national maintained some ability to use his left arm, which allowed him to operate his wheelchair via a joystick.
The new technology has allowed him full walking movement and the ability to touch some objects. Thibaud trained for 2 years using a video game in order get the technology, which is wire directly to his brain, to recognize his commands.