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Robotic arm named after Luke Skywalker enables amputee to touch and feel again

Alia Talaat

A robotic arm which is controlled by thought has enabled an amputee to touch and feel again.

It is so sensitive that recipient Keven Walgamott plucked grapes without crushing them, peeled a banana and was even able to send texts.

The estate agent could also pick up an egg without breaking it, hold his wife’s hand and put on his wedding ring.

The motorised device has been named Luke after the prosthetic arm used by Star Wars character Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back.

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