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Big Data: 75% of amputees can ‘move’ phantom limbs

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That’s the proportion of amputees who can “move” their phantom limbs. With that in mind, researchers with the French National Center for Scientific Research and Aix-Marseille University have developed a prosthetic arm capable of picking up signals from an amputee’s stump and performing a variety of manuevers. The first models were not worn, but placed near the stump. Researchers are now moving on to prostheses meant to be worn.

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