Double amputee, Christian Kandlbauer from Austria, wipes his forehead with his regular artificial limb while wearing the prototype of a mind-controlled artificial limb PDF Print E-mail
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Double amputee, Christian Kandlbauer from Austria, wipes his forehead with his regular artificial limb while wearing the prototype of a mind-controlled artificial limb on his left side, in Vienna. Kandlbauer, 22, who lost both of his arms in an accident in 2005, controls the seven joints of the prosthetic arm in real time through the mental movements of his phantom arm. The innovative prosthesis is based on TMR (targeted muscle reinnervation), a process that uses residual nerves in the limb for the control of prosthesis functions. The mind-controlled prosthetic arm allows the user to complete movements in the joints the way they were executed by the natural arm prior to amputation
Picture: REUTERS

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