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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.

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