California universities win grant to develop bionic suitLos Angeles Business Journal.
The National Science Foundation awarded the Cyber-Physical Systems Frontier grant to Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, the University of California, Irvine, and the California Institute of Technology.
The five-year grant will fund the development of a fully implantable brain-machine interface device that could restore the ability to walk and restore sensation to the lower body, allowing users to ‘feel’ while they walk. The brain-machine device will transmit commands to a robotic exoskeleton for walking that will then transmit sensory information back to the brain.
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