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The Future Is Now: Hopkins Builds Thought-Controlled Robot Arm

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Even today, most people who’ve had their hands amputated wear a hook — the same technology they would’ve used if they’d been born a hundred years ago. But we’re on the verge of a breakthrough in the science of prosthetics — in part thanks to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab — where new robot arms and hands will be looped in to its wearer’s thoughts, allowing for thought-controlled movement.

Johns Hopkins Looking to Commercialize New Thought-Controlled Prosthetics

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Sure, when it comes to new paradigms for the human body, a full-on hologram directed by an artificial brain is pretty flashy, but the thought-controlled prosthetic limb from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have the distinct advantage of actually existing.

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