The SmartHand and its first human subject, Robin af Ekenstam
The SmartHand can grip a water bottle
The SmartHand can handle light, precise gestures
The SmartHand answers the call for a better artificial hand
Scientists have successfully wired a state-of-the-art artificial hand to existing nerve endings in the stump of a severed arm. Its creators say the device, called “SmartHand,” resembles a real hand in function, sensitivity and appearance. In order to develop such an intelligent artificial prosthetic hand with all the basic features displayed by a real one, the SmartHand team integrated recent advances in nanobioscience, cognitive neuroscience and information technologies.
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