New prosthetic arm at Limb Lab offers new possibilities

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – A new kind of prosthetic arm is changing the way people with limb loss can move, and it’ll be available soon at Limb Lab in Rochester.

On Monday, the makers of that new arm spent time with prosthetists at Limb Lab to teach them how it works.

The arm is called the LUKE Arm, which stands for Life Under Kinetic Evolution.

The user moves the arm through wireless sensors on the feet.

“So if I roll my foot to the right, it goes right,” explained Jarrett Porter, Technical Support Engineer for Mobius Bionics. “If I roll my foot to the left, it goes left.”

What sets this arm apart from prosthetics of the past is the shoulder and the elbow.”

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