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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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shehan
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Re: Well Done, Nathan!
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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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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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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 6:11:21 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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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

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