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Dean Kamen's Prosthetic Arm

Posted 30 Aug 2007 at 22:02 UTC (updated 31 Aug 2007 at 04:25 UTC) by steve Share This

Natasha Dantzig of TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) writes, "We've released a new talk by Dean Kamen ... (plus video clip) about the robotic prosthetic arm he's building for Iraq veterans. This project has been boingboinged, but no one has seen this clip in all its glory." The TED Dean Kamen talk is viewable in MP4 format (22MB download) from the TED website. If you don't have the latest video codec or don't want to wait for a 22MB download, try viewing the YouTube version of the talk, which should be viewable in almost any browser. The wars in Iraq and Afganistan have generated over 30,000 US casualties, (not to mention the estimated 70,000+ Iraqi deaths). This has created a booming market for prosthetics of all types. We've reported previously on DARPA's Prostethics Program, Toyoto's leg, RIC's bionic arm, C-Leg and other robotic prosthetic limbs, and the Open Prosthetics Project.

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