DEKA Arm System
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program with the goal of gaining Food and Drug Administration approval for an advanced electromechanical prosthetic upper limb with near-natural control that enhances independence and improves quality of life for amputees. In 2014, less than eight years after the effort was launched, the FDA approved the DEKA Arm System, invented by award-winning engineer Dean Kaman, who is leading the DoD Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute. DoD photo

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