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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…

Mind-moved bionic arm goes on display in US

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A bionic prosthetic arm that is controlled by its operator’s thoughts and feels like the amputee’s lost limb went on display Thursday at a major US science conference. More than 50 amputees worldwide, many of them military veterans whose limbs were lost in combat, have received such…

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