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­.s. Fda Approves 'star Wars' Robotic Arm For Amputees

DEKA Arm System

The DEKA Arm System is pictured in this Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) handout image released May 9, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/DARPA/Handout via Reuters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use.

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