Man Becomes the First in the World to Control Two Prosthetic Limbs with His Mind


Leslie Baugh from Colorado lost both of his arms 40 years ago due to an electrical accident. Since this debilitating accident he hasn't been able to perform the everyday tasks that most people take for granted, even something as basic as picking something off of a shelf would have been struggle. Now with the help of a team of scientists and doctors he has been given the opportunity to do exactly that and more.

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have fitted Baugh with a pair of custom made robotic arms otherwise known as Modular Prosthetic Limbs (MPL). The most insane thing about these limbs is that they can be controlled not by doctors and scientists but by Baugh himself using his own thoughts. Baugh is the first person in the world to wear and operate two mind-controlled limbs at the same time. At the moment they aren't available for daily use but it's hoped that they soon will be - changing the lives of people like Baugh all around the world.