This is Johnny Matheny. You might have seen him in one of our earlier posts about the Think Big Fest. Johnny Has two arms but one of those arms is robotic. The problem is that Johnny gets to keep his human arm all the time but not his robotic one.
Johnny has been testing DARPA’s experimental prosthetic which allows him complete control of arm movement using his mind. Pretty cool, huh? Well it’s cool until the end of the day when they take it back. In his words: “At the end of the day, when it is time for the arm to come off, I go home and cry. Just cry. Because it feels like I lost my arm all over again. Every time.”
So what can you do about it?
Well a group of entrepreneurs and engineers in Coeur D’Alene has started an Indiegogo campaign to make this technology accessible to Johnny and many other people in the world.
Do you want to make a difference? Well you can. Click on the LINK and go support it already!
So how did you just benefit from robotics? If you supported that project then you just made a world of difference in thousands of people’s lives. See, robots can even help you sleep better at night.