Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb

Publication/Creation Date
December 16 2014
Les Baugh (contributor)
Albert Chi (contributor)
Mike McLoughlin (contributor)
Courtney Moran (contributor)
John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (contributor)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in the summer of 2014 when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Arm, Back, Shoulder, Chest

Date archived
April 15 2015
Last edited
November 28 2018
How to cite this entry
(December 16 2014). "Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb". John Hopkins: Applied Physics Laboratory. John Hopkins University. Fabric of Digital Life.