New prosthetic arm born from ‘Star Wars’
By Joe Gould - Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Mar 10, 2012 10:17:55 EST
In the movie “The Empire Strikes Back,” Luke Skywalker’s hand is severed in a battle with Darth Vader and replaced by a futuristic prosthetic. Now science fiction is becoming science fact as the Defense Department funds the development of the “Luke Arm,” which may replace limbs that veterans have lost in battle.