How the system works

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1 Harness provides partial support and prevents falls

 

2 ‘EEG’ cap monitors brain waves

 

3 Patient modulates the EEG by idling or attempting to walk

 

4 Microcontroller receives ‘walk’ command and starts creating muscle contractions in legs

 

5 Legs alternate left and right until the patient stops thinking about walking

 

6 Gyroscopes monitor performance

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Harness provides partial body-weight support and prevents falls

 

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‘EEG’ cap monitors brain waves

 

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Patient modulates the EEG by idling or attempting to walk

 

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Microcontroller receives ‘walk’ command and starts creating muscle contractions in the legs

 

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Legs alternate left and right until the patient stops thinking about walking

 

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Gyroscopes monitor performance