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for the last seventeen years life hasn't been quite the same for Kevin welcome out , he lost his left hand and part of his home in an accident but now he's been able to regain movement to control using a process to come it's cold blue come as it takes inspiration from the processing of star was cut to Luke Skywalker developed by scientists at the university of Utah Kevin has been able to use it to shake his wife's hand and use a small phone the process it has been fifteen years in the making it's made of metal and motives the clear silicon skin like covering over the hands , the latest refinement connects the arms of the where is nerves using a hundred microelectrode some was it receive signals from those in the arm the computer converts those instructions for the on to move , research is not developing a portable Lou com which doesn't need to be wide to compete to if given federal approval by hope that within two years time the first patients will be able to use it at home