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Slideshow: Top Medical Tech Engineering Innovations
3/30/2012

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Jesse Sullivan, a Tennessee power company lineman whose arms were amputated after he was electrocuted on the job, now has artificial limbs that let him rotate his wrists and upper arms, bend his elbow, grip with his hand, and, incredibly, feel. Sullivan's arm employs nerves from the chest muscle. When that muscle contracts, a myoelectric sensor atop his skin detects the contraction and sends it to an amplifier and then to a digital signal processor (DSP) in the Boston Digital Arm. The arm's DSP interprets the signal and then sends a command to the hand motor, which closes the hand. (Source: Liberating Technologies)
Jesse Sullivan, a Tennessee power company lineman whose arms were amputated after he was electrocuted on the job, now has artificial limbs that let him rotate his wrists and upper arms, bend his elbow, grip with his hand, and, incredibly, feel. Sullivan's arm employs nerves from the chest muscle. When that muscle contracts, a myoelectric sensor atop his skin detects the contraction and sends it to an amplifier and then to a digital signal processor (DSP) in the Boston Digital Arm. The arm’s DSP interprets the signal and then sends a command
to the hand motor, which closes the hand.
(Source: Liberating Technologies)

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The Designist
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Re: Advancements to improve the human condition.
The Designist   1/22/2013 11:08:07 AM
That's funny.  My family was saved, and is now being protected by the same type of "human" you denigrate.

 

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Advancements to improve the human condition.
Cabe Atwell   9/12/2014 5:18:58 PM
NO RATINGS

The nerve reinnervation and prosthetic technology from the Rehab Institute of Chicago is incredible to say the least! I looked for a follow-up on it but couldn't find anything. Any word on how it's progressed since then?

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