Prosthetic Arm Controlled By Thoughts Developed In New Hampshire
It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, only this is actually real life. A prosthetic arm has been developed that can be controlled by the user's thoughts, a significant advancement for amputees who rely on artificial limbs. And would you believe that the technology was developed right here in Northern New England?
According to WMUR, Dean Kamen’s DEKA Research and Development in Manchester, New Hampshire created the technology, which is being used for the first time by a North Carolina man named Junius Moore, who lost his arm in a car crash two years ago.
The prosthetic is connected directly to his arm bone, and his nerves were rewired to make it possible for him to move it around, just by using his thoughts. Wow!!
As you can imagine though, it's not cheap. At a cost of around $200,000, Junius is fortunate to have a great insurance company that covered the cost.
I think that this is such a cool advancement in technology. It will help to greatly improve quality of life for many people who have lost limbs. And I'm very proud that the technology was invented in my home state of New Hampshire!
Watch the story from WMUR below.