Robotic Arm Allows for Rock Climbing

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An Army volunteer who lost a portion of his right arm manages to clamber up a climbing wall in an astonishing new video that shows off cutting-edge prosthetics technology.

The DEKA Arm System is a joint project between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the government. The advanced prosthesis seen in the video was developed on a rapid schedule under DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program.

The test was performed at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Texas.

Source: kdvr.com

2 comments

  1. A myo-electric prosthesis will malfunction and when it does, it will only serve as dead weight and will be useless to the Individual who has donned it. Interfacing a prosthesis to the human body where functionality and dependability are guaranteed is not on the market as of this email. Please stop pushing the Deka Arm as it will often end up in a closet never to be worn again

  2. Plus, its not Robotic and an Individual who would donne a prosthetic arm is an Individual who just wants to have a segment of their body back so they can live and work again

leave a comment