iBOTs and Luke Arm awarded 11 2017

iBOTs and Luke Arm awarded November 10, 2017 at Skyball XV Veteran Day Weekend

Skyball Veterans Day 2017- Thank you again American Airlines.  The New iBOT was revealed (see pictures below) and several veterans were told that they were selected to receive the new iBots just as soon as FDA final approval, and Carrie Krischke, USA, Ret. received her own “Luke Arm”.

Awardees on stage in wheelchairsCarrie demonstrating Luke Arm on stage

Carrie’s 8 year Army career abruptly ended because of an accident that left her an amputee.  Carrie was medically retired in November of 1995, leaving behind a Military career she greatly enjoyed.

Carrie in military with fellow soldier

But, ever the volunteer, and with a passion to continue to serve, especially the men and women of her former military family, and with no expectation of the events that unfolded this Veterans Day Weekend at Skyball XV, Carrie volunteered to be a test subject helping DEKA Research develop and refine the most advanced robotic human controlled prosthetic arm in history.

Carrie demonstrating Luke Arm

The price tag of a Luke Arm starting at the shoulder, like the one we gave to Carrie  can be as high $180,000.00 +

The cost of a Luke Arm arm replacement goes down some if the amputation was below the shoulder or below the elbow.

Stock shot of Luke Arm

Luke Arm holding, but not squashing, a grape

Carrie cooking, using the Luke Arm to hold pot

Carrie chopping tomato using Luke ArmCarrie chopping cucumber using Luke ArmAlternate view Carrie chopping tomato using Luke Arm

standing IBot

Standing iBot with small seat

iBot small seat with four wheels on ground

iBot negotiating step-like large block of wood.

iBot in standard mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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