Les Bow became the first patient to learn to control the power of thought.
A resident of Colorado made history at the D. Hopkins University Laboratory of Applied Physics (APL) this summer when he became the first person to successfully use two laboratory modular limb prostheses in his life instead of amputated arms at the level of both shoulders. The most important and surprising thing is that Les Baugh, who lost both hands in an accident with electricity 40 years ago, is able to work with a prosthetic system, simply thinking about the trajectory of limb movement, can perform various tasks in a short period of preparation.
A man lost both extremities more than 40 years ago, and a set of a pair of culture-receiving sleeves attached to his shoulders and torso was developed especially for him.
Scientists have previously conducted a study of the patient's muscles and used the information obtained to adjust the prostheses, so that Bow now has the ability to control them with the power of thought.
According to one of the researchers, Michael McLaughlin, this is only the beginning of their work, and over the next ten years, "incredible discoveries and breakthroughs in this area should occur."