Can we use our brains to directly control machines? Miguel Nicolelis suggests yes, showing how a clever monkey in the US learned to control a robot arm in Japan purely with its thoughts. The research has big implications for quadraplegic people -- and in fact, it powered the exoskeleton that kicked off the 2014 World Cup.
Murr-ma is a specialized prosthesis that extends the experiences of swimming and running on the beach to amputees or those with mobile disability. Designers: Julia Johnson, Thomas Essl, Yuki Machida & Damien Rocca