Modular Prosthetic Limb

The Modular Prosthetic Limb, designed by the John Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and funded by the US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is basically a mind-controlled bionic arm that can touch and feel. That’s right, scientists developed microelectrode arrays that connect brain cells to electronic circuitry – square grids measure just 16-square-millimeters large with 96 points that penetrate the brain’s surface by about 1/16th of an inch. In other words, it uses a brain-machine interface that converts brain signals to computer signals. Future upgrades include embedding sensors into the prosthetic so that patients could tell the differences between temperatures and / or textures. Wireless technology would remove the need for connecting wires between the patients and the prosthetic. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that shows five extremely useful car life hacks you can try today.

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