There has been a lot of media coverage recently about exoskeletons, and how they can help people who have been paralysed, walk again.
The technology is also providing quadriplegics with more freedom and the ability to use cutlery and lift a glass to enable them to take a drink.
It is these small things that can bring a paralysed person that little bit of independence. And it is technology like this, that I am sure, will soon become part of a claim for future equipment in medical negligence and personal injury cases.
The technology relies on an interface between brain and machine, and the cap measures the brain activity to tell what the wearer wants to do.
It is amazing to read that it took a new user only 8 to 10 minutes to become accustomed to the technology and to progress quickly to doing something like write their name.
I am sure it won't be long because this type of technology becomes readily available to the public but the issue will of course be the cost.
“In the next couple of years, systems like this will become commercially available. But it will take a few more years before they can become really smart,” says Soekadar.