WATCH: Robotic arm allows Army amputee to scale climbing wall

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An Army volunteer who lost a portion of his right arm manages to clamber up a climbing wall in an astonishing new video that shows off cutting-edge prosthetics technology.

The DEKA Arm System is a joint project between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the government. The advanced prosthesis seen in the video was developed on a rapid schedule under DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program.

The test was performed at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, Texas.