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Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, lead a DEKA Research and Development team that built an amazing prosthetic arm that they affectionately call “Luke” (after the handless hero of Star Wars), and that arm has now been approved for sale in the U.S. by the FDA. What makes the Luke DEKA Arm System so compelling is that it uses electrodes attached to a user’s muscles--be they shoulder, arm, leg, or whatever muscles a given patient can use--to control a five-fingered robotic hand that has movement in all five digits as well as the wrist. Source: DARPA According to Bloomberg, it can perform six grip patterns and detect up to ten movements from the user’s brain. Users can... Read more...
VIA Launches New Luke CoreFusionTM EPIA Mainboard with Dual LAN VIA EPIA EK-Series Mini-ITX Mainboard reduces power consumption by up to 35% and boasts a rich digital media experience with hardware MPEG-2/4 decoding acceleration and 6-channel audio Taipei, Taiwan, 10 August 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA EK-Series mainboard, designed for a new generation of network based ultra compact digital media appliances and boasting a maximum power consumption of just 19W. As the first VIA EPIA Mini-ITX to be based on the VIA Luke CoreFusionTM processor platform, the VIA EPIA EK is available... Read more...