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Brain racers

Perdikis, Serafeim and Tonin, Luca and del R. Millan, Jose (2017) 'Brain racers.' IEEE Spectrum, 54 (9). 44 - 51. ISSN 0018-9235

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Abstract

In October 2016, inside a sold-out arena in Zurich, a man named Numa Poujouly steered his wheelchair up to the central podium. As the Swiss national anthem played, organizers of the world's first cyborg Olympics hung a gold medal around Poujouly's neck. The 30-yearold, who became paralyzed after a bicycle accident in his teens, had triumphed in the tournament's most futuristic event: a video-game-like race in which the competitors controlled their speeding avatars with just their minds.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 12:18
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 12:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24688

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