The DEKA bionic arm, nicknamed Luke (Skywalker), is a modular prosthetic arm that is configurable for different levels of amputation including transradial, transhumeral, and shoulder disarticulation. It is controlled by electrical signals prompted by the contraction of muscles close to where the prosthesis is attached. Electrodes then send the signals to a computer processor that translates them into a specific movement or movements. The Deka arm is designed to be controlled with noninvasive measures, using an interface a bit like a joystick.
2008 – DEKA Bionic Arm