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Kuiken calls his technique “targeted muscle reinnervation,” or TMR. The procedure involves taking the nerves that once led to the missing limb and rerouting them to intact muscles on what’s left of the arm. The flexing of those muscles, in turn, sets off actuators that reproduce the movements of the elbow and hand……

…more than 50 amputees have been outfitted with TMR-enabled bionic arms..

…the challenge for artificial legs is different from what it is for hands: There are fewer parts that have to be controlled, but those parts have to be controlled very, very well…

A Pentagon-funded project is developing a direct brain-to-bionic control system that involves tiny arrays of electrodes implanted on the surface of the brain…

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