Oct 302011

How was Luke able to feel and control his replacement hand exactly, after it was cut off by Darth Vader? Or the ability to have an entire exoskeleton suit, like General Grievous? Perhaps the research currently being done will give us the answers and move us one step closer to metal cybernetics and perhaps even the flesh-like replacements just like Luke’s.


More from AbleGamers.com article and video after the Jump…


AbleGamers.com wrote up a great article on the breakthroughs one young man, Tim Hemmes is making with the help of some amazing doctors and scientists. As great as the article is, the video is an amazing story about one man working to not only help himself, with the aid of his doctors, but others with similar injuries. By using his mind, he controls a robotic arm to follow his thought commands. Now the arm is not connected directly to him like Luke’s arm, but he practices his thoughts and mind through playing some specially crafted video games, seen in the video.


Tim is a truly inspiring young man. I know that there are many who can benefit from this research and technology. These early steps are leading the medical world towards cybernetic replacements we see depicted in the Star Wars Universe and possibly many other new procedures.

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