The DARPA-funded DEKA arm has received FDA approval. The prosthetic is the most advanced of its kind, has the approximate weight of an organic arm, and includes six different user-controlled settings. Dr, Geoffrey Ling who oversaw the project served as a physician in both Iraq and Afghanistan saw many of the difficulties facing veteran amputees, and viewed the DEKA project as a way to give back to soldiers. Now, with the FDA approval the arm has received, Dr. Ling can not only fulfill his goal of helping veterans, but other amputees as well. The DEKA arm has been approved for individuals 18 and older.