Prosthetics

Revolutionizing Prosthetics

Johnny Matheny uses APL's Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) to take a drink

Johnny Matheny uses APL's Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) to take a drink.

Credit: APL/Ed Whitman

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 near-natural motor and sensory capability to upper-extremity amputee patients.

APL is leading an interdisciplinary team consisting of other Johns Hopkins institutions, government agencies, universities, and private firms to implement DARPA’s vision of providing the most advanced upper-extremity prosthesis.