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News From The Future – Amputee Demonstrates Bionic Hand

Last year, Patrick, a 24-year-old Austrian, decided to have his dysfunctional hand amputated and replaced with a bionic hand. He lost the use of his left hand after being electrocuted at work. Here he demonstrates the extra movement his new bionic hand has given him, opening a bottle and tying his shoelaces, and tests a prototype hand which will give him additional wrist movement

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. ross brown says:

    Electrocuted = dead.  

    1. Anonymous says:

      Nifty.  I guess if your hand was useless you’d trade up in a second.

      No description of how he controls it though.

      @google-02c08686dc8c6d865142c6282f6505df:disqus Electrocuted = injure or kill someone by electric shock

      1. Weasel5i2 says:

        Electrocution is the stopping of life (determined by a stopped heart) by any type of electric shock.  At least, it is according to Wikipedia. ^_^

        On topic though, I wonder how he controls the hand.. Is it through nerve-impulse detection, or is it mechanical, a là flexing certain muscles against the harness?

    2. Anonymous says:

      Nifty.  I guess if your hand was useless you’d trade up in a second.

      No description of how he controls it though.

      @google-02c08686dc8c6d865142c6282f6505df:disqus Electrocuted = injure or kill someone by electric shock

  2. Anonymous says:

     There is a great video of the DECKA arm out there, it was on 60 Minutes.  It is controlled by a mixture of movements from the existing stump and feet.

  3. Anonymous says:

     There is a great video of the DECKA arm out there, it was on 60 Minutes.  It is controlled by a mixture of movements from the existing stump and feet.

  4. Anonymous says:

     There is a great video of the DECKA arm out there, it was on 60 Minutes.  It is controlled by a mixture of movements from the existing stump and feet.

  5. Anonymous says:

     There is a great video of the DECKA arm out there, it was on 60 Minutes.  It is controlled by a mixture of movements from the existing stump and feet.

  6. aden says:

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