Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb

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Inviato Da: Riccardo Antinori . Categoria: Generale . Aggiunto il: 20 Dicembre 2014.
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A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period.

Learn more: http://www.jhuapl.edu/newscenter/pressreleases/2014/141216.asp

Media contact: Paulette Campbell, (240) 228-6792, paulette.campbell@jhuapl.edu

Credit: JHUAPL
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