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First Pair Of Prosthetic Arms Controlled By Man's Thoughts

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For the first time, a man who had both of his arms amputated has been able to control two prosthetic arms using his brain. For the first time, a man who had both of his arms amputated has been able to control two prosthetic arms using his brain. Scientists from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory attached the arms to nerves in Les Baugh’s brain so that he could move them both at the same time with just his thoughts. The Modular Prosthetic Limbs, or MPLs have been used before, but this is the first successfully testing of two of them together. Les had to get targeted muscle reinnervation surgery to manipulate the nerves in his brain that control arm and hand movement. After ten days of training, he was able to use the prosthetic arms to pick up and move cups from one shelf to another. For now, Les can only use the prosthetics in the lab for further testing, but eventually he will be able to bring a version of the arms home for everyday use.
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Text Comments (6)
jody (1 year ago)
Robocop
Pizza Steve (3 years ago)
Now if we can just get this in oculus rift...
littlesnowflakepunk (2 years ago)
+Tetrachromia At least for a few years
littlesnowflakepunk (2 years ago)
What, prosthesis? Or hand presence? Cus about the best hand presence you're gonna get is the Vive.
marvdatboi (3 years ago)
Deus Ex
Mimi Chen (3 years ago)
This has got to be the biggest medical breakthrough! Unfreaking unbelievable!!

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