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FDA Approves First Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Electrical Signals

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 prostheticapproved by the FDA for sale to the general public.
In the FDA study, 90% of test subjects were able to quickly adapt to using the DEKA Arm for tasks that were impossible with traditional arm prosthetics, like brushing hair and using keys and zippers.
This is a cyborg we can all support.
[FDA; DARPA via Engadget / Gizmodo]

fleshcoatedtechnology:

FDA Approves First Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Electrical Signals

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 prostheticapproved by the FDA for sale to the general public.

In the FDA study, 90% of test subjects were able to quickly adapt to using the DEKA Arm for tasks that were impossible with traditional arm prosthetics, like brushing hair and using keys and zippers.

This is a cyborg we can all support.

[FDADARPA via Engadget / Gizmodo]

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Hermit Pass in Westcliffe, Colorado. There wasn’t much snow up there but we saw a lot of beautiful flowers. And some cute wildlife!

The Iron Giant (1999)

"That was…hm. Very unusual, Hogarth."

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name: Alana
favorite saved url: uhhh *sweats* I’ve only ever had “nightnightsweetprince”…….

the next movie you’re planning to watch: Whip It

the last movie you watched: The House of the Devil (I was with a friend who loves horror movies and this one was alright, it was a recent film made to look like an 80s film)
the book you’re currently reading: nearly done with “Rebecca” and then on to “Persepolis”
favorite male fictional character: at the moment it’s between Fermin Romero de Torres (from The Shadow of the Wind) or James Norrington from PotC
favorite female fictional character: Dana Scully what surprise but I also love Donna from Doctor Who and Poussey from Orange is the New Black and Sansa from GoT
the number of songs on your iPod: like a gazillion
that one song that’s been stuck in your head all week: “Chandelier” by Sia
the fictional character you identify with most: uhhhh probably the narrator in “Rebecca”, except for the whole I-married-a-mysterious-rich-guy-with-a-dark-secret-and-now-live-in-his-mysterious-mansion thing. So basically I identity with her inner thoughts and demeanor a lot
favorite word: OPULENCE (it’s so fun to say!!) if we’re going by sound; KOMOREBI if we’re going by meaning (Japanese word to describe when sunlight goes illuminates foliage)

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