New prosthetic arm can restore lost sense of touch

Daily News Article - September 21, 2015


1. a) What do robotic prosthetics currently allow amputees to do?
b) What are their limitations?

2. a) Who did DARPA test its new prosthetic hand on?
b) What was the man able to do while wearing the prosthetic hand? Be specific.

3. Read the “Background” below the questions. How does this new prosthetic hand work?

4. How does feedback from the brain help with the control of prosthetic limbs?

5. What potential does this new technology have, according to DARPA program manager Justin Sanchez?

6. How does this article inspire you?