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BIONICS

The University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, has developed a technology that allows someone to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain through a neural interface system connected to a robotic arm.
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According to the Department of Defense, 1,453 service members have lost limbs since the start of the wars in 2001.  Of those, 82% were lower extremity injuries.  In spite of this, some wounded warriors are not letting their lack of …
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