Tag Results for johns hopkins university (8)

  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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  2. Phantom Limb

    Even when the exhibition hall was almost empty on Tuesday night, the Revolutionizing Prosthetics booth was surrounded three layers deep by admirers. DARPA's "bionic" arm was demonstrated by Jesse Sullivan, an electrician whose arms had to be amputated at the shoulder after he accidentally touched an active cable. The prosthetic arm is the result of a $50 million effort led by Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Laboratory and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Though it is in the second phase of a program that is due for completion in 2009, the Proto-1* demonstration already looks like a finished …

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