DARPA’s Prosthetic Limb Ready for Humans

Is it wrong that I want to be an amputee just so I can have one of these for my arm?

The Modular Prosthetic Limb allows 22 degrees of motion, independent movement of the fingers, weighs as much as a human arm, and responds to the user’s thoughts. So how is it different from a real arm? It really isn’t.

Developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, the limb has nearly the same range of motion as a natural limb. The Defense Advanced Researched Projects Agency, or DARPA, has just awarded its designers $35.6 million to test the device on human subjects.

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