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Teen Invents Artificial Arm Controlled by Bluetooth-Powered Brain Waves

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Nancy Golden
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Well Done, Nathan!
Nancy Golden   3/28/2014 4:25:57 PM
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Nathan is an amazing young man, not just for his technolocal achievements but for the compassion that drives them. He is also pioneering an exciting development in prosthetics that is sure to bless many as the technology matures. This article is exciting on so many levels - seeing a young scientist in the upcoming generation in action, the technological advances being pursued to benefit the quality of life, and the altruism being exhibited that serves as a model to his generation and to the world. Well done, Nathan!

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NadineJ   3/30/2014 2:36:15 PM
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Well said, Nancy.

I hope there's a follow up on the STEM center he opens in his hometown.  The projects that come out of that could be amazing.

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a.saji   3/30/2014 11:20:28 PM
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Sounds amazing indeed. I wish I could have seen it live 

far911
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far911   3/30/2014 11:51:04 PM
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Same here, but great job.

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a2   3/31/2014 5:23:46 AM
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@far911: Any update on how to get more details about the project ? I would love to read more and get to know the inner side of the project

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/31/2014 6:14:33 AM
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Hi, a2, if you click on the link to the microMedic competition there is a PDF technical paper that provides more details about the arm that I assume Shiva provided for the contest.

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shehan   3/31/2014 10:21:23 PM
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There is much to learn from this young boy

a2
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a2   3/31/2014 10:26:17 PM
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@Shehan: Indeed and we have to remember that age is not a barrier when it comes to learning. Many things have developed and those who are interested in digging things out will explore new things.

shehan
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shehan   3/31/2014 10:17:38 PM
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@a2 – I don't think he should reveal the technical details until he gets this patented. Im sure he could explain the product and how it works. 

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a2   3/31/2014 10:30:12 PM
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@Shehan: Yes a valid point mate because if he does then all the areas will get exposed and there will be many copies of his work.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/31/2014 6:17:04 AM
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I will try to keep up with Shiva to find out about that, NadineJ. How amazing that at such a young age, he has the interest and generosity to use his prize money for something like that. I found that quite inspiring.

shehan
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shehan   3/31/2014 10:15:38 PM
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@NadineJ – yes this project is simply amazing, you never know how many could use this to bring light to their life.

a2
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a2   3/31/2014 10:32:42 PM
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@Shehan: Yes as long as it's being used in a positive manner. The problem is how well this will be managed and how well will you take control of it. Controllability is the key here.  

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/31/2014 6:11:21 AM
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Thanks, Nancy, I agree, and it was really cool to talk to Shiva and here the enthusiasm in his voice as he described the technology and his reason for developing it. He certainly is a bright young man who already has contributed and will continue to contribute a lot to the world of engineering.

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Pubudu   3/31/2014 1:14:33 PM
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Elizabeth is there an any chance to her the story by his own voice? If so it will be a great experience. 

shehan
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shehan   3/31/2014 10:19:30 PM
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@Elizabeth – yes he has already contributed to the engineering and healthcare segment. He could even use this technology to develop other tools to help mankind. 

a2
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a2   3/31/2014 10:29:02 PM
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@Shehan: What exactly do you mean by that ? Helping mankind in the form of robots or helping mankind to live longer ?  

Pubudu
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Pubudu   3/31/2014 1:12:00 PM
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Eliizabeth many thanks for shearing this fantastic story. This will be the future of our design engineering world for sure. 

shehan
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shehan   3/31/2014 10:10:15 PM
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Wow that's amazing, a teen invents such a wonderful technology. I have no idea where he will enad up once grownup. 

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   4/1/2014 5:58:15 AM
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I know what you mean, shehan. I see some of these young designers and I think how much they are already doing at such a young age. These are the type of people who can create world-changing technology for sure.

shehan
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shehan   3/31/2014 10:11:52 PM
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@Nancy – yes well said, Nathan is a great young man with a great innovative mind. Its really nice to hear how the younger generation is much active today. 

a2
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a2   3/31/2014 10:37:09 PM
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Many technological advancements have been happening so far and there are many openings for those who are interested in to dig deep and see what's been happening. Learning from the start with curiosity is vital. That is why many of the younger generation are learning so fast and are far ahead from the others.   

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   4/1/2014 6:36:55 AM
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This is a very good point, a2, and also a reason why it's a good idea to engage children in STEM subjects when they are young. Not every teen or child may be interested, but those that are will thrive due to their natural curiosity, as you mentioned.

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Cabe Atwell   5/18/2014 6:08:26 PM
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Wow, that's incredibly cool! That kid is really going to go far in the world of robotics.

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