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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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NASA

NASA’s technology investments enable the nation to achieve its space exploration and discovery goals, but the innovations also benefit the public here on earth.
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The newly-established Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute will help enable a new class of stretchable, conformal devices that can add greater utility to existing products and make possible new tools and technologies. (U.S. Air Force photo/James Deneault)

AFRL is paving the way for a new class of innovative military & commercial tools through the establishment of the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
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Losing a leg is one of the scarier scenarios when it comes to military deployment. Unfortunately, it’s also a possibility.  I joined the Army in 2002, and at that time I remember rumblings about what would happen if and when …
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Since 2000, more than 2,000 servicemembers have suffered amputated limbs. DARPA’s breakthrough research with advanced prosthetic limbs controlled by brain interfaces is well documented, but such research is currently limited to quadriplegics; practical applications of brain interfaces for amputees are still …
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For Army Spc. Mario Lopez, who was severely injured while on duty in Afghanistan, the rehabilitation process continued even after surgeries had ended and a number of wounds healed. As part of a routine convoy, Lopez was strapped into his Humvee and headed to his next mission …
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