The most widely tested advanced, multifunction prosthesis to date is the DEKA
Arm, developed through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Revolutionizing Prosthetics program.
system, also dubbed as the "Luke" for (http://au.
Arm System has been affectionately dubbed "The Luke," after Star Wars' Luke Skywalker who received a robotic replacement for the hand he lost in a fight with Darth Vader in the 1980 film 'The Empire Strikes Back.
Project Ripple aims to raise funds to purchase and place DEKA
Slingshot water purification systems in communities where safe drinking water is scarce or non-existent.
While DARPA is spearheading the research for the program, DEKA
will manufacture prototypes, and the VA will work with both agencies to provide patients, medical experts and conduct clinical studies.
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used feedback from the VA study and from studies of their own subjects to refine the second-generation DEKA
Arm (gen 2) prototype and design the third-generation DEKA
Arm (gen 3) prototype.
VA Research works each day to develop and conduct research on numerous advances like the DEKA
arm that improve the lives of Veterans," said VA Secretary Eric K.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DEKA
The development of the prototype of the DEKA
prosthetic arm system was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Revolutionizing Prosthetics program in 2006  with a goal of drastically improving the state of the art in upper-limb prosthetics.
31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) announced today the signing of an agreement with DEKA
Research & Development Corp.
The development of the DEKA
Arm was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Revolutionizing Prosthetics program in 2006 .