The Entire D6 Demo of DEKA Research's Bionic Arm (2 of 3)
We’re posting all the interviews from the sixth D: All Things Digital conference that took place in late May.
Unfortunately, due to issues too complicated to go into, we have to post all the D6 interviews in several 15-minute parts (I know, I know).
But–as many readers have requested–they will all be available in their entirety in this column.
Here’s part two of the conference’s most popular demo, with well-known inventor Dean Kamen, who showed off his latest creation, the “Luke Arm” prosthesis.
The state-of-the-art bionic arm looks and feels to its user like his or her native limb.
The video of the demo is in three parts, all of which I will post all today.
In this video, the DEKA Research founder and Segway creator talks more about how the arm’s control was designed and how it was received by a group of injured veterans.
Kamen also talks about the FIRST Robotics competition, which he started to get young people interested in science and technology.