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  1. Article: 'The Revolution Will Be Prosthetized'

    In this month's issue of Spectrum, Sally Adee describes the Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 program, a "Manhattan Project" for prosthetic arms organized by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Here's an interesting excerpt: But the most power-efficient arm in the world is no good if you canâ''t control it. So APL [Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory] partnered with RIC [Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago] to develop a groundbreaking technique for controlling a mechanical arm with an amputeeâ''s own nervous system. Todd Kuiken, director of RICâ''s neural engineering center, created a portal to the nervous system by …

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