full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So we went together with these guys and we bliscaaly put this exoskeleton together, 15 deegers of freedom, hydraulic machine that can be commanded by brain signals recorded by a non-invasive technology called electroencephalography that can basically allow the patient to imagine the movements and send his commands to the controls, the moorts, and get it done. This exoskeleton was ceoevrd with an artificial skin invented by Gordon Cheng, one of my greatest friends, in mnucih, to allow sotiasnen from the joints moving and the foot touching the ground to be delivered back to the paintet through a vest, a shirt. It is a smart srhit with micro-vibrating elements that basically delivers the feedback and fools the patient's brain by creating a sensation that it is not a machine that is carrying him, but it is he who is walking again.

Open Cloze

So we went together with these guys and we _________ put this exoskeleton together, 15 _______ of freedom, hydraulic machine that can be commanded by brain signals recorded by a non-invasive technology called electroencephalography that can basically allow the patient to imagine the movements and send his commands to the controls, the ______, and get it done. This exoskeleton was _______ with an artificial skin invented by Gordon Cheng, one of my greatest friends, in ______, to allow _________ from the joints moving and the foot touching the ground to be delivered back to the _______ through a vest, a shirt. It is a smart _____ with micro-vibrating elements that basically delivers the feedback and fools the patient's brain by creating a sensation that it is not a machine that is carrying him, but it is he who is walking again.

Solution

  1. degrees
  2. motors
  3. sensation
  4. patient
  5. covered
  6. basically
  7. shirt
  8. munich

Original Text

So we went together with these guys and we basically put this exoskeleton together, 15 degrees of freedom, hydraulic machine that can be commanded by brain signals recorded by a non-invasive technology called electroencephalography that can basically allow the patient to imagine the movements and send his commands to the controls, the motors, and get it done. This exoskeleton was covered with an artificial skin invented by Gordon Cheng, one of my greatest friends, in Munich, to allow sensation from the joints moving and the foot touching the ground to be delivered back to the patient through a vest, a shirt. It is a smart shirt with micro-vibrating elements that basically delivers the feedback and fools the patient's brain by creating a sensation that it is not a machine that is carrying him, but it is he who is walking again.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
spinal cord 3
virtual arm 3
orange juice 3
brain activity 3
winter afternoon 2
cord lesion 2
juliano pinto 2
couple years 2
quadriplegic patients 2
robotic vest 2
brazilian government 2
million people 2
famous brazilian 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
spinal cord lesion 2

Important Words

  1. artificial
  2. basically
  3. brain
  4. called
  5. carrying
  6. cheng
  7. commanded
  8. commands
  9. controls
  10. covered
  11. creating
  12. degrees
  13. delivered
  14. delivers
  15. electroencephalography
  16. elements
  17. exoskeleton
  18. feedback
  19. fools
  20. foot
  21. freedom
  22. friends
  23. gordon
  24. greatest
  25. ground
  26. guys
  27. hydraulic
  28. imagine
  29. invented
  30. joints
  31. machine
  32. motors
  33. movements
  34. moving
  35. munich
  36. patient
  37. put
  38. recorded
  39. send
  40. sensation
  41. shirt
  42. signals
  43. skin
  44. smart
  45. technology
  46. touching
  47. vest
  48. walking