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paraplegic

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World Cup to begin with mind-controlled exoskeleton kick

Wearing a state-of-the-art exoskeleton, a paralyzed teenager will make the ceremonial first kick at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

By Jan. 3, 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 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 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

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Photographer exposes MMORPG gamers in the meatspace

Photographer Robbie Cooper explores the modern convergence of personal and social identities in a portrait series that pairs gamers with their virtual avatars.

By Dec. 6, 2011

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Paraplegic's post-college gig: Testing bionic legs

Austin Whitney, 22, made headlines when he stood and walked at graduation in a pair of robotic legs. Now he spends full days in a UC Berkeley lab helping to refine them.

By Jun. 8, 2011

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The robotics route to medical renewal

A demonstration day at Kaiser Permanente offers a look at robotic legs for those who can't walk, arms for those who can't lift, and forceps for surgeons who can't be in the operating room.

By Jan. 22, 2011

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Are expensive, green, ergonomic, office chairs worth it?

We spend lots of time with electronic gadgets and most of it sitting on our behinds. I recently bought a Think chair. It's green, ergonomic, high-tech, and expensive. Is it worth it?

By Feb. 8, 2008