The Bionic Man | Robotica | Prosthetic Limbs, Controlled by Thought

Engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab have
developed a next­generation prosthetic: a robotic arm that has 26 joints, can
curl up to 45 pounds and is controlled with a person’s mind just like a regular

Researchers think the arm could help people like Les Baugh, who lost
both arms at the shoulder after an electrical accident as a teenager. Now 59,
Mr. Baugh recently underwent surgery at Johns Hopkins to remap the
remaining nerves from his missing arms, allowing brain signals to be sent to
the prosthetic.


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