New Technology Allows the Brain to Operate Prosthetic Limbs [Video]

darpa_prosthetic_limbDARPA is currently working on a new technology that allows the brain to handle prosthetic limbs just like our normal states.

The method is called TMR (Targeted Muscle Reinnervation) and activates the nerves that are close to a truncated region, allowing the holder of the prosthetic limb to operate directly through the signals of these muscles. Scientists hope that new technology will greatly facilitate the daily activities of people such as dressing, lifting objects, etc., while surveys will continue until at least 2016.

In the video below, the former American soldier Glen Lehman lost his hand in Iraq shows us a promising technology:

 

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