Mind Controlled Prosthetic


Published 06/23 2014 11:37AM

Updated 06/23 2014 11:41AM

(KARE)  There is a revolutionary new prosthetic arm that is controlled by a person's thoughts, and it's all possible thanks to a special surgery.

A man from Fargo, N.D. is one of the first people to get the procedure here in the Twin Cities.

Few things slow down outdoors man and father-of-two, Mike Jirak. But when his milk truck overturned four years ago, he lost his left arm in the accident that nearly took his life. "We figured the fluid sloshed and rolled the trailer," he said.

But now Jirak is getting back some of what he lost.

Advanced Arm Dynamics fit him on Tuesday, for the first time, with a prosthetic arm, controlled not by flexing bicep and tricep but instead controlled by his thoughts.

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