Over the summer, Les became the first double amputee to wear prosthetics that are completely controlled by the mere thought of movements.
A mundane action, such as moving a cup by hand, was not a reality for Les before being fitted with his new prosthetics; but Les accomplished this task after only ten days of training with the new arms. Before the arms could be controlled by thoughts, Les “had to undergo a surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital known as targeted muscle reinnervation.”
A great deal of research has been completed to perfect this muscle reinnervation, and it is amazing to see the outcome such a positive way.
Source: Foundation for BioMedical Reserach,1st Jan 2015