Prototype, Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) Concept Prototype, 2009
This is a prototype. It was designed by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and Hunter Defense Technologies and manufactured by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and Hunter Defense Technologies.
The MPL has 26 moving, articulated joints—nearly as many as the human hand. A person with an amputation can control the device from sensors placed against the skin of their remaining limb, which moves when electrical impulses (myoelectricity) from skeletal muscles command it to move. People with paralysis or ALS have been able to control the device using electrodes plugged into the brain.
It is credited
Courtesy of JHU Applied Physics Lab.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 3.8 x 10.2 x 20.3 cm (1 1/2 in. x 4 in. x 8 in.)
A demonstration showing what the Modular Prosthetic Limb can do: controlled movements, small object manipulation, tool manipulation and clothes pin manipulation.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.