The very first bionic hand that allows amputees to regain feeling!
The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.
Dr Micera said that the hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.
This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand
The plan is for the patient to wear the bionic hand for a month to see how he adapts to the artificial limb. If all goes well, a full working model will be ready for testing within two years, Dr Micera said. - Read the full www.Independent.co.uk article here
WOW, This is incredible!
So it goes to an unnamed man in his 20′s. Perfect! If I were him, I would be going around town, asking girls to help me test it out the sensitivity feeling by getting to second base with them. You know, for the sake of science! We got to be sure this bionic hand truly allows us to feel! Okay that was perverted. YAY Science!
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