Johns Hopkins developing thought-control robotic arm with help of wearable armband

Johns Hopkins University is developing a prosthetic arm that can be controlled by thought. It is enabled by the $200 Myo wearable armband, which sends electrical impulse data to a computer. In turn, the computer interprets the information and tells the prosthetic arm to complete the task. "The APL (Applied Physics Lab) arm is the most unique arm I've ever worn," said Johnny Matheny, who does not have part of his arm due to cancer. "It has the ability to do anything that your natural hand, wrist or shoulder can do." More