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Pioneering procedure helps paralyzed man walk again

Cells harvested from a patient's nose helped return function to a damaged spinal cord. Now he is able to walk with help from ropes and guide bars.

By October 22, 2014

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Paralyzed jockey walks again with help from bionic suit

After a riding accident left him without the use of his legs, Irish jockey Jonjo Bright thought he'd never walk again. Then he stepped into the Ekso suit.

By July 16, 2014

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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 February 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 November 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 July 13, 2013

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Robotics help young runner get back on his feet after stroke

As part of his long journey back from a massive hemorrhagic stroke, an athlete leans on exoskeleton robotics to regain his mobility and strength.

By December 4, 2014

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Intel helps Stephen Hawking speak up

The tech giant spent three years collaborating with the renowned scientist on his new communication platform.

By December 2, 2014

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Mind-controlled prosthetic arm now a reality

A man in Sweden has become the first recipient of a mind-controlled prosthetic arm that is directly interfaced with muscle, bone and nerves.

By October 8, 2014

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Head-up displays: Coming soon to a windshield near you (Next Big Thing, Episode 10)

Head-up displays are about to become mainstream; TV airwaves are about to make room for mobile data instead; and implanted wireless technology offers freedom from paralysis.

By September 30, 2014