This Guy Has a Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm

November 20, 2015

(Bloomberg) – The history of prosthetics is a history of compromises. Uncomfortable devices, limited movement. And while amazing advances have been made, none is more stunning than Johnny Matheny’s arm. Amputated in 2008 because of cancer, the arm has worn a host of different prosthetics to give Johnny back some of the function he lost to surgery. But now he is the beneficiary of two pioneering technologies funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) and developed at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

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