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Man able to move prosthetic arms using his brain, researchers say

Research in prosthetics is advancing rapidly, as a Colorado man is able to control two prosthetic arms using his brain
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Dec 22, 2014 1:16 pm

Les Baugh is able to use his brain to control two prosthetic arms, as DARPA and the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory show great development in next-generation medical technology. Baugh can functionally control the Modular Prosthetic Limbs, carefully connected to his nerves, despite the limbs not permanently attached to his body.

 

 

When Baugh thinks about moving his arms and hands, the prosthetics are able to respond accordingly - as medical researchers were able to measure how his muscles and nerves react when given commands.

 

"I think we're just getting started at this point," said Mike McLoughlin, program director at Johns Hopkins' Revolution Prosthetics, in the video. "There's just a tremendous amount of potential ahead of us, and we just started down this road. I think the next five, 10 years are going to bring some really phenomenal advancements."

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Huffingtonpost.com, Darpa.mil

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