Revolutionizing Prosthetics

Revolutionizing Prosthetics is an ambitious multiyear program—funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)—to create a neurally controlled artificial limb that will restore full motor and sensory capability to upper-extremity amputee patients.

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is leading the interdisciplinary team consisting of other Johns Hopkins institutions, government agencies, universities, and private firms to implement DARPA's vision of providing the most advanced medical and rehabilitative technologies.

We invite you to explore our site and learn more about this challenging endeavor.

  • The Program

    Begun in 2006, DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program set out to expand prosthetic arm options for today's wounded warriors. » Read More

  • For Business

    Spinoffs from this transformational program are leading to revolutionary advances in critical areas such as robotics and neuroscience. » Read More

  • For Medical Personnel

    APL is working to identify clinical transition partners to leverage knowledge gained about neuroprosthetic control from the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program. » Read More

  • For Scientists & Engineers

    The Revolutionizing Prosthetics program is an enormous scientific research and advanced development effort that has enabled APL to develop many exciting new technologies. » Read More

  • For Patients & Families

    The Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) promises to provide patients with improved, dexterous control of a prosthetic arm and hand, including a sense of touch. » Read More