TMR gives vet thought control over arm prosthesis

02/27/2013 | ABC News

U.S. veteran Glen Lehman, who lost his right arm above the elbow in Iraq, was fitted at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with a prosthetic limb that uses uses targeted muscle reinnervation. With TMR, nerve stumps in the residual limb are rerouted to muscles in the chest and upper arm, and Lehman learned pattern recognition technology to control the prosthesis. "I just think of moving my phantom limb, and my prosthesis moves instead," he said.

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