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Paralyzed Man Uses Brain-Powered Robot Arm to Touch


Prosthetic arm touch

Katie Schaffer getting a high-five from a mechanical prosthetic arm during a testing sessions at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center research facility in Pittsburgh.

Credit: AP

Giving a high-five. Rubbing his girlfriend's hand. Such ordinary acts—but a milestone for a paralyzed man. True, a robotic arm parked next to his wheelchair did the touching, painstakingly, palm to palm.

From The Associated Press
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