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Prosthetic Arm Project with DARPA – Segway Creator On the Colbert Report Shows How It Works (Video)

Posted Apr 06 2010 9:07am

Colbert is usually full of humor and this is no exception but there’s a very serious focus here on how the prosthetic arm is helping people who have lost their arms.  image This is fascinating as Dr. Kamen states users are doing things that we can’t do with our own arms, so a real positive incentive.  I like the “high five” at the end of the show too. 

Colbert asks will we be fighting these robots some day too? 

Technology is doing wonderful things today for those who have for years suffered with the lost of limbs to give back some personal freedom.  This is a great video.  BD

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Dean Kamen showed up on The Colbert Report last night to show off Luke -- the advanced prosthetic arm he's been working on with DARPA and the Defense Department for the past few years. Besides the requisite Segway jokes (and Colbert's are pretty funny, we'll give him that), it's pretty heart-warming to see Kamen and his crazy awesome arm hanging out with our favorite faux Republican. Just more proof that Colbert is a major gadget nerd .
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