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Dr. Albert Chi, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation

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Albert Chi, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital, is a trauma surgeon whose practice includes critical care, trauma and acute care surgery. Dr. Chi also has a background in biomedical engineering and a research emphasis in cortical motor control. In addition to his clinical interest in trauma and critical care, he actively participates in medical missions to Haiti, using his expertise to help underserved areas.
Dr. Chi is the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Program and the Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program.
His expertise is in Biomedical Engineering, Critical Care Medicine, General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Trauma Surgery. 
Dr. Chi was recently featured on the TV news show, 60 Minutes. Breakthrough: Robotic Limbs Moved by the Mind. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137987n
Humans can now move robotic limbs [unattached] using only their thoughts, and, in some cases, even get sensory feedback from their robotic hands. Scott Pelly, reports.
The second portion of the program was on amputees, and showed Dr. Chi's work and the state-of-the-art technology of attached robotic arms/hands with sensory feedback.