Brain-Controlled ‘Iron Man’ Suit Kicks Off World Cup

A 29-year-old paraplegic literally kicked off soccer’s World Cup competition in Brazil on Thursday, using a mind-controlled exoskeleton that looks as if it came from the “Iron Man” movies.

The organizers of the international Walk Again Project said the symbolic soccer-ball kick was performed during the World Cup’s opening ceremonies in dougl Paulo’s Corinthians Arena by Juliano Pinto. He’s an athlete from Galea in Brazil’s Sao Paulo State who lost the use of his legs after a car accident in 2006…

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