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University of Utah doctoral student Jacob George, left, and associate professor Greg Clark examine the LUKE arm that they use for their experiments. A man who lost his lower arm in an electrical accident was able to experience some sense of touch and fine motor control with his grip while using the experimental device. Dan Hixson/University of Utah College of Engineering hide caption

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Create Prosthetics' 3-D printers give anyone in the world access to a design operation in Lake Placid, N.Y., that, for $500, creates a personalized cover for a prosthetic device. David Sommerstein/NCPR hide caption

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Fashionable Prostheses Trade Realistic Color For Personal Pizazz

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Martha and Alvaro Galvis used to travel from New Hampshire to Boston to watch the marathon every year. Both were hurt in the bombing two years ago. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Marathon Bombing Survivors Face A World That Still Feels Out Of Control

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Dennis Aabo Sorensen tests a prosthetic arm with sensory feedback in a laboratory in Rome in March 2013. Patrizia Tocci/Lifehand 2 hide caption

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