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Robert W. Mann—The "Boston Arm"

MIT professor Robert W. Mann, an engineer and former rocket scientist, developed the world's first biomedical prosthetic device. In the 1960s, Mann helped produce a complex prosthetic elbow that joined an electromechanical device with remnant muscle tissue, to enable amputees to perform a lifting action. The device became known as the "Boston arm." This video shows archival footage of this prosthetic as well as early research in the field of rehabilitation engineering. Learn more about Mann and the Boston Arm at the MIT150 Museum Exhibition.

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