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For many, picking up a grape, playing Guitar Hero, or taking a sip from a bottled drink are not typically a daily challenge. Thanks to the Defense Advance Research Project Agency, these are now actions some arm amputees can take for granted as well.

The DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics programs aim to provide an artificial limb to restore full motor and sensory capability to upper extremity amputee patients that will feel, look and perform like the native limb. The agency is on track to dedicate more than $100 million to making this a success.

• Sense of touch, temperature and vibration<br /> • Power for at least 24 hours of normal use<br /> • Mechanical components for strength, environmental tolerance to heat, cold, water, humidity, etc.<br /> • Durability to last at least 10 years with normal use<br /> • Eight hours per day use without any adverse effects<br /> to the amputee

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5 Responses

  1. Powerful Blog says:

    It is not like cyborg it is like robocop. lol

  2. Tri Haryadi says:

    feel’s like seeing terminator. But it’s completely cool :)

  3. yoetama says:

    OMG like a cyborg!

  4. ceknoter says:


  5. Eddygossett says:

    Does it come with superhuman strength? If I needed one it would be either this or a hook… Just thinking positive.