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Topic - Michael Mcloughlin
Giving a high-five. Rubbing his girlfriend's hand. Such ordinary acts _ but a milestone for a paralyzed man.
McLoughlin says the plan is for one of the Pittsburgh study patients to begin testing touch capability next year, with a similar attempt at the California Institute of Technology to follow.
"We really are at a tipping point now with this technology," says Michael McLoughlin of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which developed the humanlike arm in a $100 million project for DARPA, the Pentagon's research agency.