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At Indy 500, paralyzed driver will steer by head tilts alone

Using his head to maneuver a customized Corvette, racer Sam Schmidt, a quadriplegic, will drive laps during race festivities.

By May. 9, 2014

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3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again

The robotic suit, created by 3D Systems and EksoBionics, allows Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident, to walk for the first time since 1992.

By Feb. 18, 2014

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Next up in robot suits for the paralyzed: Mind control?

Researchers are looking to push robotic exoskeletons into the realm of thought control, eliminating the need for hand controls and reaching those unable to use their upper bodies.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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Paralyzed artist paints with mind alone

A woman with Lou Gehrig's disease paints using software that lets her control digital brushes with brainwaves. Now, thanks to a crowdfunding push, she's realizing her dream to exhibit her work.

By Jul. 13, 2013

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Brain implants let paralyzed woman move robot arm

Thanks to electrodes in her brain, quadriplegic Jan Scheuermann can manipulate objects for the first time in years.

By Dec. 17, 2012

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Paralyzed woman takes home ReWalk power legs

Claire Lomas of England has become the first person in the world to begin home use of the powered exoskeleton that helped her walk the London Marathon.

By Sep. 4, 2012

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Paralyzed man sends first tweet with his eyes

Tony Nicklinson, a paralyzed man with locked-in syndrome, speaks to the world through Twitter with tweets written through eye movements.

By Jun. 18, 2012

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Scientists help paralyzed rats walk by 'waking up' spinal cords

A five-year study out of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology demonstrates that a simple chemical cocktail can revive the "innate intelligence" of the spinal column in rats.

By Jun. 4, 2012

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Paralyzed woman moves robotic arm using thought alone

Using the BrainGate neural interface system, a woman paralyzed by a brainstem stroke serves herself coffee for the first time in 15 years.

By May. 17, 2012

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Paralyzed woman completes London Marathon in robot suit

A ReWalk robotic exoskeleton allows a paraplegic woman to start and finish the London Marathon, covering the 26.2-mile course over 17 days.

By May. 9, 2012