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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Segway Inventor To Unveil His Latest Invention

Dean Kamen is at the D: All Things Digital conference to unveil his latest invention, a new kind of artificial arm that he says is vastly superior to existing prosthetics according to Ina Fried's Beyond Binary blog. His new limb provides a greater range of motion, and apparently with just two days of training, Kamen told Fried, "... a soldier that lost both arms in Iraq was able to use the prosthetics to disassemble and then reassemble an M-16 rifle." If you've ever marveled at the beauty of the segway, like I have, you're likely to be imagining something very special in these new prosthetics.