severed arm

A wounded veteran shows off a prototype of the DEKA Arm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool via Getty Images)

FDA Approves ‘Mind Controlled’ Robotic Arm

New prosthetic device can translate muscle movements from the severed limb into complex movements that more closely follow a human hand.


Lt. Ryan Emmons of the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department. (Credit: West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department)

Firefighter Who Lost Arm in Beltway Crash Comes Home

The firefighter whose arm was severed when a tractor-trailer collided with his fire engine on the Capital Beltway in late January is at home recovering after an extended medical stay that included a surgery to have his arm reattached.