In latest news, forty years ago, Les Baugh of Colorado lost both his arms at the shoulder in an electrical accident. Now, he’s not only regained his arms, but also became the first person with this type of amputation to wear and control two modular prosthetic limbs. These aren’t just any prosthetics; these arms are fully integrated into Baugh’s body. They’re hooked up to his nerves, meaning he can control and move them with thought alone. The scientists and researchers at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) are behind this medical breakthrough.
It sounds like magic, but Baugh had to undergo intensive training as well as a relatively new surgical procedure called muscle reinnervation. This process makes adjustments to one’s nervous system. As far as we know, this is new technology. But what a phenomenal way to advance in medical science.