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In Memoriam: Stephen C. Jacobsen

Stephen C. Jacobsen, engineer, roboticist and biomedical pioneer passed away at 75. Jacobsen, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, was at the forefront of robotic and biomedical device design. He was the biomechanical engineer behind a number of firsts in medicine: the first artificial heart implanted in a human, the first artificial wearable kidney, and the Utah Arm, which allowed amputees to precisely control an artificial arm with tiny twitches of a chest or shoulder muscle.

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