Forum latest

BeBionic Unveils Bionic Hand That Would Make Even Luke Proud
General
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 24 May 2010 18:02

From Daily Tech

BeBionic's myo-electric hand features numerous improvements over past models, including being the world's first rotatable electronic prosthetic hand.  (Source: BeBionic)
The force is strong in this prosthetic

High tech bionics may one day provide vision to the blind and hearing to the deaf.  But among the most exciting prosthetics is the possibility of fully functional prosthetic limbs.



In his visionary science fiction epic Star Wars, director George Lucas showed protagonist Luke Skywalker getting his hand chopped off by his villainous father, Darth Vader, only to have it replaced by a prosthetic that offered the complete functionality of his old hand.  Today, modern science hasn't quite caught up to Star Wars, but it's getting awfully close.

A UK-based firm called BeBionic has unveiled its completed myo-electric bionic hand masterpiece.  The company bills the device as the "next generation of fully articulated myo-electric hands." Myo-electric means that the limb is controlled by muscle contractions the surface of the residual limb.  A computer translate the inputs (muscle contractions) into outputs (hand movement) given its configured action profiles.

 

[More...] [Comments...]

 

See also

None found.


Hardware | Windows | Linux | Security | Mobile Devices | Gaming
Tech Business | Editorial | General News | folding@home

Forum | Download Files

Copyright ©2001 - 2012, AOA Forums.  All rights reserved.

Alliance of Overclocking Arts

Links monetized by VigLink

Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either