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Paraplegic Man Drinks His Beer Using His New Robotic Arm (Video)

Gotta love when science and technology make life easier, especially for someone who might otherwise have a particularly hard time with it. Enter Erik.

Erik G. Sorto who has been paralyzed from the neck down for about 12 years is now able to command a robot arm using brain implants that read his intentions.

For med tech taking a huge step toward replacing lost limbs and limb functions with advanced robotics, let’s have a drink… with Erik! Watch the man sip a beer using his new robo-arm, which he controls with his mind!

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Technology: Thanks To Moto-Knee, Extreme Athletes Who Lose a Limb Need Not ‘Lose a Step’ (Video)

Mike Schultz, founder of Minnesota-based prosthetics company Biodapt, is a professional racer who had a need for speed… on a snow-ski. Then he lost a limb up to the knee in an accident. Then he replaced that knee with his innovation, the Moto-Knee, and kept it moving… better… stronger… faster.

(Yes! A ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ 70s TV reference! Recognize the G[eek] in me!)

‘Hydraulic prosthetic components provide the tension and range of motion needed for intense physical activity, from skiing and snowmobiling to riding horses and dirt bikes.’

– Businessweek

Check out the demo video above to see just what a prosthesis can do (e.g. can allow an extreme athlete to do). Good tech. No down side to report on this one. Enjoy!

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