vest dyne dame It’s that time of the month where we all come together and exchange gifts. Keeping this in mind, DARPA showed some holiday spirit when it provided Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the greatest gift the 21st century can offer: LUKE – the most revolutionary bionic arm available to date!
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gagner à en mourir “The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the direction of DARPA. In a ceremony today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Md., Justin Sanchez, Director of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office, delivered the first two advanced “LUKE” arms from a new production line.”
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The bionic prosthetic system LUKE stands for “Life Under Kinetic Evolution,” though was also inspired by the fictional character Luke Skywalker from the highly popular sci-fi/fantasy film saga Star Wars. The modular, battery-powered limb is near size and weight of an actual adult arm. It’s extremely dexterous with strong grip force feedback using a simple, intuitive control system.
You can learn more about similar technology coming out of DARPA through their Revolutionizing Prosthetics program.
Bionic limbs have been a mainstay element of most science fiction storytelling. Whether it was under a utopian or dystopian setting, the idea of people becoming cyborgs by replacing their biological limbs for more robotic ones was quite common. It was a collective dream that, someday, we may eventually do the exact same thing here in real life. That time has finally come and we’re only getting started. Eventually these bionic limbs will become much more advanced than fully functioning biological limbs. By that time, an increasing number of people will be opting for elective amputations in the hopes of becoming real life cyborgs. Oh, what a time to be alive!