Segway Inventor Debuts A Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
The DEKA Arm an be can perform complex actions that almost recreate the actual functionality of a human limb.
Dean Kamen, the inventor who brought us the Segway, has created a robotic arm that could be controlled by the user’s mind and can perform complex actions and multiple movements simultaneously.
The Food and Drug Administration has just approved the DEKA arm system, a prosthetic limb that is being described as one of the most realistic and human-like prosthetics to date since it brings back almost all functionality of the actual human arm.
The DEKA arm, which the creators are affectionately calling “Luke” after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker who received a robotic arm in one of the Star Wars movies, is about the same shape and weight of a natural adult arm and is capable of performing up to 10 movements.