Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb
Publication/Creation DateDecember 16 2014
DescriptionA 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.
Date archivedApril 15 2015
Last editedMay 21 2018