Segway inventor's bionic arm may benefit veterans

Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor

Dean Kamen invented the popular Segway two-wheeled standing vehicle, but U.S. military veterans may remember him for creating bionic arms that will replace awkward prosthetic limbs.

60 Minutes detailed the Pentagon's $100 million program dubbed "Revolutionizing Prosthetics," with the goal of creating fully functional arms for soldiers that come home from Iraq and Afghanistan with missing limbs. The Pentagon approached Kamen to help and DEKA Research and Development, Kamen’s company, created the Deka Arm.

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