Teen Invents Artificial Arm Controlled by Bluetooth-Powered Brain Waves
Shiva Nathan, a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Westford, Mass., stands with a prosthetic arm he invented that is controlled by brain waves sent from a headset powered by Bluetooth. He was inspired to build the Arduino Prosthesis after a cousin lost both her arms in an explosion and he felt he could improve upon the prosthetics she was using. (Source: Parallax Inc.)
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.
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.
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.
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