Perfecting the Artificial Arm

Research focuses on creating prosthesis with full motor and sensory function

Maureen Leahy

Due to wounds sustained during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 1,600 American service members have required extremity amputations, 14 percent of which were upper limb. However, current body-operated and myoelectric upper extremity prosthetics lack the sensation, durability, and function that patients desire.

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