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­.s. Fda Approves 'star Wars' Robotic Arm For Amputees


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DEKA Arm System

The DEKA Arm System is pictured in this Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) handout image released May 9, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/DARPA/Handout via Reuters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use.

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