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(IEEE Spectrum) Video Dean Kamen's "Luke" prosthetic arm prototype   (spectrum.ieee.org) divider line 57
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2008-02-05 07:47:49 PM
The man may suck at producing personal transportation, but he's an absolute genius when it comes to medical devices.
 
2008-02-05 08:26:22 PM
that was seriously awesome. All we need now is neural implants that make it work just as the real arm does. By instinct.
 
2008-02-05 08:32:04 PM
If this is where he gets his inspiration from then I guess we can look forward to The One Ring, the neuralizer, jumpgate technology, lightsabers and the holodeck.

/Don't disappoint me, Dean.
 
2008-02-05 08:34:11 PM
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Wellllcome, to the world of tomorrrrrowwww!
 
2008-02-05 08:51:20 PM
Pretty cool. Dean's audio sucks, though.
 
2008-02-05 08:55:06 PM
Yay! No more swimming in circles!
 
2008-02-05 10:46:38 PM
Pretty cool.
 
FTA
2008-02-05 10:51:25 PM
Do NOT want. Because that would require me to be an amputee.



Q. Why does god not heal amputees?
A. Because god does not exist.


/Love to see the nut-jerbs try to justify this.
//'Blatant use of power' does not count.
 
2008-02-05 10:56:49 PM
lionfish

that was seriously awesome. All we need now is neural implants that make it work just as the real arm does. By instinct.

I want to get online... I need a computer!
 
2008-02-05 11:02:36 PM
FTA: Do NOT want. Because that would require me to be an amputee.



Q. Why does god not heal amputees?
A. Because god does not exist.


/Love to see the nut-jerbs try to justify this.
//'Blatant use of power' does not count.



You made a mistake. You just saw something very amazing, but when you went to the forum about it, you kneejerked to your favourite go-nowhere argument. I'm sure you meant to say 'Oh cool. What an achievement.'
 
2008-02-05 11:08:22 PM
Homer, we're going to have to cut off your arms.. They'll grow back though right? Ummmm.. sure

Seriously though, that was the most impressive technology I've seen in a really long time.
 
2008-02-05 11:09:09 PM
Looked like a very tight fit for all the processors, nice design and that was truly impressive dexterity on display.

And yep the person who put the mic on Dean Kamen should be chastised couldn't hear a damn thing he said.
 
2008-02-05 11:10:40 PM
We're livin' sci-fi, baby! Yeah!
 
2008-02-05 11:13:18 PM
It's already being done (pops)
 
2008-02-05 11:14:04 PM
His TED talk (pops) on the subject, short and awesome.
 
2008-02-05 11:32:39 PM
FTA: Q. Why does god not heal amputees?
A. Because god does not exist.


Q. Why has FTA not been allowed to reproduce?
A. Because there is a God.
 
2008-02-05 11:37:31 PM
kamen rocks
 
2008-02-05 11:42:35 PM
Would it be possible to graft one of these onto both of my shoulders? I'm not armless, but I figure if having 2 arms is pretty awesome, 4 must be ridiculous!
 
2008-02-06 12:22:33 AM
Or just three to improve your ski-boxing.
 
2008-02-06 12:52:39 AM
But can you jerk yer gerkin with it.
 
2008-02-06 01:36:47 AM
That's not true.

That's impossible.
 
2008-02-06 01:47:35 AM
Mr. Xhin: But can you jerk yer gerkin with it.

You can, but once you snap it off, Dean will have to build you a bionic gerkin. Depending on your nationality, this could be a good thing.
 
2008-02-06 01:53:19 AM
Awesome. I hope the government gives every vet amputee these free of charge once they have achieved a production model.
 
2008-02-06 02:01:29 AM
What we need to do is study the technology used in this arm, and develop an intelligent computer network able to coordinate and control our defense systems.
 
2008-02-06 02:04:20 AM
With how fast our understanding of neuroscience is advancing, it really will be a short amount of time before we have a small chip placed in the brain that will control these prosthesis. And to think, for years we obsessed with the idea of connecting individual nerves!

It's sad that it takes a war with a bunch of good people losing limbs to create these advancements, though.
 
2008-02-06 02:04:52 AM
They mentioned neural control in the video, I'd really like to see it.

/Maybe in the future SOME things work.
 
2008-02-06 02:32:41 AM
img514.imageshack.us
 
2008-02-06 02:44:11 AM
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

I wonder if I could get a pair of those stuck on me just below my girly arms? 4 arms are way more fun than just 2
 
2008-02-06 02:44:48 AM
Mr. Xhin: But can you jerk yer gerkin with it.

In TFV they talked about vibratory feedback elsewhere in the body being used to help the wearer gauge grip strength. This will be a popular feature, and beloved by the ladies. It's the 2-for-1 special.
 
2008-02-06 02:46:49 AM
FTA: Q. Why does god not heal amputees?

Because amputees are all sinners.
 
2008-02-06 03:07:43 AM
Scarborough Fair: FTA: Do NOT want. Because that would require me to be an amputee.



Q. Why does god not heal amputees?
A. Because god does not exist.


/Love to see the nut-jerbs try to justify this.
//'Blatant use of power' does not count.


You made a mistake. You just saw something very amazing, but when you went to the forum about it, you kneejerked to your favourite go-nowhere argument. I'm sure you meant to say 'Oh cool. What an achievement.'



I was all set to send him a fail, but instead I give you a win!
You get one hundred internets today, good sir. Spend them wisely.


/srsly, I'm an athiest and even I can see that FTA's is a stupid "argument"
 
2008-02-06 03:49:29 AM
Ghastly: The man may suck at producing personal transportation, but he's an absolute genius when it comes to medical devices.

Well, the greatness of his device is more in the gyroscope system, which is the technology where he's really making his money. The complexity of being able to balance the device almost automatically is amazing.
 
2008-02-06 04:46:31 AM
Makh: If this is where he gets his inspiration from then I guess we can look forward to The One Ring, the neuralizer, jumpgate technology, lightsabers and the holodeck.

/Don't disappoint me, Dean.


I'm hoping for an "Orgazmatron" or an "Orb".
 
2008-02-06 05:03:36 AM
Wow. Amazing, there are so many people who will benefit from this. Also, there are probably a lot of uses for this technology we have yet to imagine.
 
2008-02-06 06:12:08 AM
I always get Dean Kamen and Ray Kurzweil confused.


/has anyone ever seen them in the same room?
 
2008-02-06 08:31:05 AM
Is this the same guy that made the wheelchair thingee (based on the Segway?) that could go up steps, rise up to "standing height" etc?
 
2008-02-06 08:33:51 AM
Ghastly: The man may suck at producing personal transportation, but he's an absolute genius when it comes to medical devices.

The Segway was pretty cool, it just didn't catch on. This is him getting back to what he does pretty well though. The last big thing he made before the Segway was a wheelchair that can go up and down stairs, raise up and down to put the user in a sitting or semi-standing state for reaching high places, and cannot be knocked over whatever you try to do.
 
2008-02-06 08:48:04 AM
LrdPhoenix: Ghastly: The man may suck at producing personal transportation, but he's an absolute genius when it comes to medical devices.

The Segway was pretty cool, it just didn't catch on. This is him getting back to what he does pretty well though. The last big thing he made before the Segway was a wheelchair that can go up and down stairs, raise up and down to put the user in a sitting or semi-standing state for reaching high places, and cannot be knocked over whatever you try to do.


I accept your challenge, good sir. Produce said vehicle and sit in it, and I will proceed to knock you over. Shall we place a wager on our little bet? Say....TF membership for a year?
 
2008-02-06 08:49:26 AM
This video proves that god does exist. However it also proves that god hates us intensely.
Go fig.
 
2008-02-06 09:09:06 AM
Throw in a set of blades, and I'll donate my right arm for science.

x-worldcomics.com
 
2008-02-06 09:29:25 AM
NexusSix: That's not true.

That's impossible.


Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
 
2008-02-06 10:18:59 AM
Funny how he called it the "Luke" arm and not the "T-101" arm.
 
2008-02-06 10:20:18 AM
Pfft..it's the Anakin arm with the Luke hand.

Who doesn't have one of those?
 
2008-02-06 11:07:14 AM
Anyone else get a little voice crush on the narrator/reporter person?

She sounded cute.
 
2008-02-06 11:32:11 AM
Wow.
 
2008-02-06 01:22:03 PM
the_farking_ledge: I always get Dean Kamen and Ray Kurzweil confused.


/has anyone ever seen them in the same room?


Side note:
As a Christmas gift my girlfriend got me personalized signed copies of "The Singularity is Near" and "The Age of Spiritual Machines".

Damn, I love her.
 
2008-02-06 01:22:37 PM
Funny "fill in the blank" at 4:40 in the vid.
 
2008-02-06 01:31:53 PM
So after 26 years He can now wipe his own ass...
/cool
 
2008-02-06 01:39:27 PM
www.aipfl.com

Segway: now with double the fail!

Kamen will always be a toolshed in my book for creating the most worthless pos on the planet.
 
2008-02-06 02:19:35 PM
Crushinator: Segway: now with double the fail!

Kamen will always be a toolshed in my book for creating the most worthless pos on the planet.


You sir, have never ridden one have you? Sure... its not realistic for everyday use for some people, but if you live close to work (like many people do in Manchester, NH) it's really nice. One or two rides, and you'd be hooked. Segwaying to work everyday while I was in Manchester, and going to the store or whatnot in downtown was simple, easy, and fun.
 
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