but can Dave Brandon create this?
The first link above describes the plans/hopes of researchers and the World Cup to have a yet-to-be-chosen paraplegic teenager give a ceremonial first kick at the event by use of an exoskeleton. The second link is a YouTube clip of a paraplegic guy walking with an exoskeleton and crutches while someone manipulates the exoskeleton from behind - I posted this just to give people an idea of what they might see at the World Cup.
I've seen someone on Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman seemingly walk with an exoskeleton without crutches and by inputing information into the unit using only her brain, but I can't find a clip of that. The World Cup folks apparently hope that their teenager will be using the latter type of exoskeleton...I'm not a scientist, but I believe a scientist would describe the above as "f***ing awesome" if it happens.