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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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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.

a.saji
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Re: Well Done, Nathan!
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.

a2
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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 6:11:21 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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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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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.

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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. 

Pubudu
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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. 

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