Bionic hand for ‘elective amputation’ patient

Posted in: medicine, science- May 18, 2011 Comments Off on Bionic hand for ‘elective amputation’ patient

Such bionic hands, manufactured by the German prosthetics company Otto Bock, can pinch and grasp in response to signals from the brain that are picked up by two sensors placed over the skin above nerves in the forearm.

In effect, the patient controls the hand using the same brain signals that would have once powered similar movements in the real hand.

Read on! BBC News – Bionic hand for ‘elective amputation’ patient.