Bionic DEKA Arm, mind-controlled prosthetic, approved by FDA

          We live in an exciting time for prosthetics! O & P Labs is pleased to be able to provide patients with prosthetics and see the great technological strides that are being made to improve them!

          The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of bionic arm for amputees that promises an unprecedented level of control and mobility. The DEKA Arm, developed with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is controlled by electrical signals prompted by the contraction of muscles close to where the prosthesis is attached. Electrodes then send the signals to a computer processor that translates them into a specific movement or movements.

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