Amputee able to control prosthetic limbs through thought

December 19, 2014 8:28 PM

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Amputee able to control prosthetic limbs through thought

By simply thinking about moving his prosthetic limbs, a Colorado man is regaining control he’s missed since he lost his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago.

Les Baugh became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two Modular Prosthetic Limbs (MPL), which was developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) as part of the Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program (RP).

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