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Monday, April 11, 2005
REPLACEMENT ARM, GOOD AS NEW
Defense Tech: REPLACEMENT ARM, GOOD AS NEW: "Darpa, the Pentagon's blue-sky research division, now wants to ratchet [prosthetics] work up about ten notches, by developing a 'neurally controlled artificial limb that will restore full motor and sensory capability to upper extremity amputee patients. This revolutionary prosthesis will be controlled, feel, look and perform like the native limb.'
So, basically, what Luke Skywalker gets in Empire Strikes Back, after Darth chops off his hand. Except, researchers won't have a long, long time to get this limb ready. Darpa wants the robo-arm stat -- in four years or less."