• Amber White

Mixing Man And Machine


According to the BBC, scientists have created a new way for amputees to use the arm or hand they lost.

Through a computer, a camera on the bionic hand/arm "sees" the object the user wants to grab and figures out the type of grip according to the object's shape and size. It only takes milliseconds for the bionic limb to react the object its trying to grab.

Originally developed at Newcastle University, the new technology has already been tested by a small group of amputees. A senior lecturer in biomedical engineering, Dr. Kianoush Nazarpour said the bionic hand could "respond automatically."

This new development for amputees can change the way they do daily activities, making it easier and faster.

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