Bionic Arm Provides Hope for Iraq War Amputees

Bionic Arm Provides Hope for Iraq War Amputees

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Researchers are collaborating — and the U.S. government is funding — an initiative to bring bionic arms to soldiers who return from the Middle East missing their limbs. Already, a Tennessee man is fitted with the experimental arm which is controlled by his thoughts. He thinks, ‘close hand,’ and electrical signals are sent through surgically re-routed nerves to make it happen. The arm is holding up well under real-world testing, but repairs were needed after the man pulled too hard on a lawn mower. (AP at CNN)


  1. Thanks
    Oh, that’s probably where my husband heard about it…

    He said he’d heard this story somewhere… and I googled it.

    He works at the station that produces the show so it’s on the monitors around him 🙂

    Yay, PBS.