The DARPA-funded DEKA Arm System is an amazingly life-like prosthetic arm controlled directly by electric signals from the muscles. It's the first such prosthetic available to the general public. And it can help you climb a rock wall like a badass.
Dean Kamen's DEKA Arm is an electronic prosthetic that mimics natural arm and hand movement with an amazing level of finesse. It's controlled by electrical signals from the wearer's muscles. This week, the DEKA Arm became the first muscle-controlled prosthetic approved by the FDA for sale to the general public.
One without a whole bunch of ramps, surprisingly. The interior has living spaces and working spaces, housing both a lab and a crazy wooden maze of banisters and staircases.
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