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Man controls kunstarm with thoughts

Man controls kunstarm with thoughts

Former truck driver Johan Baggerman is the first Dutchman, and one of the few in the world, that a kunstarm with his mind control.

Baggerman received, are unique in the Netherlands, the prosthesis of the surgeon Jan Paul Frölke, and revalidatiearts Hank of the Opinion of the academic Radboudumc in Nijmegen. The doctors have almost seven years to the kunstarm worked, made the hospital Tuesday known.

The truck driver got in 2010, an accident by which his left arm above the elbow had to be amputated. Had recently the first man in the world with the brain-controlled artificial leg. Frölke, and Of the commons found out how they technique for kunstarmen could use.

In 2013 underwent Baggerman and his first surgery. Since last week Friday, he has a robotic arm that was on his mind works. The breingestuurde robotic arm is not yet available on a large scale. Provisionally for each patient, looking at whether such a arm is an option.

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