Fast Company magazine recently named the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as one of the world's most innovative companies of 2016
for building the bionic man, one arm at a time.
The publication highlighted APL's DARPA-funded Revolutionizing Prosthetics program and specifically recognized its breakthrough Modular Prosthetic Limb project, which is the world's first artificial limb controlled by neural impulses.
Mike McLoughlin and Robert Armiger, both instructors at Johns Hopkins Engineering, have been instrumental in the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program at APL. McLoughlin is APL's chief engineer of research and exploratory development, and also serves as the project manager for the program. Armiger is APL's project manager for amputee research.
This award recognizes our life-changing innovations in prosthetics, and is also representative of our culture in which innovations literally range from the deepest oceans on Earth to the farthest reaches of our solar system, APL Director Ralph Semmel said.
For more details, please read the recent Hub article about the news.