For Patients & Families

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Credit: UPMC

The Modular Prosthetic Limb promises to provide patients with improved, dexterous control of a prosthetic arm and hand, including a sense of touch. DARPA and APL are working closely with prosthetic manufacturers and regulatory officials, exploring ways to transition this remarkable technology to industry and make it affordable.

The Revolutionizing Prosthetics program is currently in the early clinical research phase. To be considered for inclusion in an ongoing research study for this or other research being performed in the field, it is best for patients to consult with their physician to see which programs may be able to provide benefit. Patients can also visit our Partners section on this website for a full listing of academic medical centers involved with the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, including their contact information.

Visit Collaborative Efforts for current related efforts, and please feel free to check back frequently for the latest updates.