Replacement Hand ala Luke Skywalker

A recent issue of Popular Science describes some of the landmark progress with artificial limbs.  Researchers in Italy have prototyped the first brain-controlled prosthetic hand (see photo below).  The “Cyberhand” is intended to make patients feel as if they have their limb back —- that is, provide them with a fully functional hand that moves in perfect sync with the wearer’s thoughts.  It’s not quite Luke Skywalker yet, but moving closer…



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