First-of-Kind Prosthetic Arm Approved by FDA

May 9, 2014 5:57 PM

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First-of-Kind Prosthetic Arm Approved by FDA

DEKA Integrated Solutions has received FDA marketing approval for the DEKA Arm System, the first prosthetic arm that can perform multiple, simultaneous powered movements controlled by electrical signals from electromyogram (EMG) electrode in individuals with upper extremity amputations occurring at the shoulder joint, mid-upper arm, or mid-lower arm.

The DEKA Arm System allows individuals to perform more complex tasks in a way that is more closely aligned with natural arm motions, compared to other prosthetics. EMG electrodes in the DEKA Arm System sense electrical activity caused by muscle contractions close to the location of the prosthesis at...

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