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I think this type of medical care and any other needs should be free to our Vets | Prosthetized via @IEEESpectrum

I think this type of medical care and any other needs should be free to our Vets | Prosthetized via @IEEESpectrum

This is part of IEEE Spectrum's SPECIAL REPORT: WINNERS & LOSERS 2009, The Year's Best and Worst of Technology . photo: Mike McGregor Armed and READY Jonathan Kuniholm wears a prototype of the prosthetic arm created by the DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics project. It’s October at Duke University, in Durham, N.C., and Jonathan Kuniholm is playing ”air guitar hero,” a variation on Guitar Hero , the Nintendo Wii game that lets you try to keep up with real musicians using a vaguely guitarlike controller. But the engineer is playing without a guitar. More to the point, he’s playing without his right hand, having lost it in Iraq in 2005. Instead he works the controller by contracting the muscles in his forearm, creating electrical impulses that electrodes then feed into the game. After about an hour he beats the high score set by Robert Armiger, a twoâ¿¿armed Johns Hopkins Univ...

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