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FDA approves ‘Star Wars’ robotic arm for amputees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the “Star Wars” character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use. The FDA said on Friday it allowed the…

Advanced prosthetic arm approved for U.S. market after success with soldiers

U.S. regulators on Friday approved for market a new kind of prosthetic arm that allows a person to flex certain muscles in order to perform complex tasks. The development of the DEKA Arm System — nicknamed the “Luke” arm after Luke Skywalker in Star Wars — was funded by the…

Fisher, Ford and Hamill lead newcomers as latest ‘Star Wars’ cast is confirmed

The original Star Wars movie blasted its way onto screens a long time ago, in a cinema galaxy seemingly far, far away — but Han, Luke and Leia will be back soon. On Tuesday, Disney announced the cast of the film just now entering production under the name Star Wars:…

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