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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bionic Hands: Soon we will all be cyborgs


A company in the UK called Touch Bionics, has developed the first artificial hand with individually powered digits. The hand is controlled entirely by the nerves that remain in the patients arm. So a person who has this hand installed can receive almost the full use from the prosthetic that they had from their own original hand. Pretty cool.

Via Engadget: Touch Bionics i-LIMB bionic hand

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2 Comments:

  • In any case this is a really good advance - compared with other prosthetic limbs!
    But compared with all the different functions of a normal hand I can't imagine that one "can receive almost the full use from the prosthetic that they had from their own original hand."
    Just to hold an apple is not a very sophisticated kind of action.
    Better to keep one's own hand :-)

    By Anonymous Alexander, at July 31, 2007 11:02 AM  

  • Totally agree. Your own hand is still the best.

    By Blogger Jamie Barrows, at July 31, 2007 11:04 AM  

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