Man Controls Artificial Limbs With His Thoughts In This Astounding Historical Moment

Les Baugh, from Colorado, lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But this summer he made history by becoming the first ever bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory's Modular Prosthetic Limbs.

The most astonishing thing is that Les controlled the prosthetic limbs simply by thinking about moving them! Science really can do amazing things that help us all.

"It's a relatively new surgical procedure that reassigns nerves that once controlled the arm and the hand," explained Johns Hopkins Trauma Surgeon Albert Chi, M.D. "By reassigning existing nerves, we can make it possible for people who have had upper-arm amputations to control their prosthetic devices by merely thinking about the action they want to perform."

"It's a relatively new surgical procedure that reassigns nerves that once controlled the arm and the hand," explained Johns Hopkins Trauma Surgeon Albert Chi, M.D. "By reassigning existing nerves, we can make it possible for people who have had upper-arm amputations to control their prosthetic devices by merely thinking about the action they want to perform."

This incredible momentous event took place at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).

This incredible momentous event took place at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).
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