Imagine losing your arm at the shoulder.  Now, imagine losing both arms at the

shoulder.  This is how Les Baugh has lived the last forty years of his life.  Over the

summer, Les became the first double amputee to wear prosthetics that are

completely controlled by the mere thought of movements.  A mundane action, such

as moving a cup by hand, was not a reality for Les before being fitted with his new

prosthetics; but Les accomplished this task after only ten days of training with the

new arms.  Before the arms could be controlled by thoughts, Les “had to undergo a

surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital known as targeted muscle reinnervation.”  A great

deal of research has been completed to perfect this muscle reinnervation, and it is

amazing to see the outcome such a positive way.

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