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Teen Invents Artificial Arm Controlled by Bluetooth-Powered Brain Waves
3/28/2014

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.)
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.)

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Well Done, Nathan!
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.

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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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.

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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.   

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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.  

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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.

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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 ?  

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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.

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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

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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. 

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