FDA Approves Segway Inventor's Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

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The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.SFood and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm that translates signals from a person’s muscles on Friday

Informally known as the “Luke” arm (a reference to Luke Skywalker’s robotic arm in Star Wars), the Deka Arm, which is controlled by electrical signals from electromyogram (EMG) electrodes connected to the wearer’s muscles, can now move from research experiment to full-fledged commercial product. That’s right, bionic limbs are about to go mainstream

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