WASHINGTON D.C. – A new bionic arm has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The battery-powered prosthetic known as Deka is controlled by signals from the brain. Unlike most prosthetics, it can do delicate things, like zip a coat or unlock a door.
The arm can reportedly be fitted for folks with limb loss at the shoulder, mid upper arm or mid lower arm, but it cannot be fitted for someone whose arm was amputated at the elbow or wrist.
The device is said to have been inspired by Star Wars.