DARPA-funded DEKA arm system earns FDA approval

DARPA launched the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program with a radical goal: gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an advanced electromechanical prosthetic upper limb with near-natural control that enhances ...

Student researchers developing realistic prosthetic finger

We use our hands so often during the day, it's easy to take for granted just how complex our fingers are. Graduate students in the University of Hartford's prosthetics and orthotics program understand these complicated mechanics. ...

Researcher develops lightest ever prosthetic hand

Current prostheses for hands have major disadvantages. Researcher Gerwin Smit developed a much improved alternative. On Tuesday 11 June, he will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.

New nerve and muscle interfaces aid wounded warrior amputees

Since 2000, more than 2,000 servicemembers have suffered amputated limbs. DARPA's breakthrough research with advanced prosthetic limbs controlled by brain interfaces is well documented, but such research is currently limited ...

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