Innovation at VA: Bionic arm optimization study

Improving the lives of Veterans affected by upper-limb loss


Innovation is immensely important to us at VA, which is why we support it however we can. This includes funding and conducting research that helps bring much-needed medical advancements to market.

Take this VA-funded-and-directed optimization study for example. It led to the recent approval of the Life Under Kinetic Evolution (LUKE) arm, the world’s first computer-driven prosthetic arm capable of multiple, simultaneous movements. For our patients with upper-limb amputation, this breakthrough presents the opportunity to regain functional independence—and we couldn’t be more excited for them.

Studies like this build on our commitment to driving innovation that advances care for America’s Veterans. It’s just one of the many ways we’re working to improve their lives. If you’d like to do the same, consider some of the advantages to joining VA.

We provide outstanding benefits to our employees and are dedicated to ensuring a healthy work-life balance for everyone on our team. Above all, we offer the unique opportunity to give back to those who’ve given so much to our country—an honor that can bring unmatched fulfillment to your life. Sound like your kind of career? Explore our current openings and pursue one today.


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