Paraplegic Man Kicks Soccer Ball to Start World Cup

Would you have imagined that in 2014 the technology would be available to help a paralyzed man stand up and kick a soccer ball?

That’s exactly what happened at this year’s World Cup! Juliano Pinto, 29, was able to experience the ability to walk and kick the ball with the assistance of a robotic suit. The exoskeleton helped him stay balanced and take steps.

It took the Walk Again Project years of science and innovation to make this happen, but this robotic suit is simply one of the ways they are improving the lives of people with disabilities. No matter which team you’re cheering for, it’s great to see the strides being made to make the impossible possible.

Take a look at the video: 

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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