Hand That Sees Offers New Hope to Amputees

May 3, 2017

(Science Daily) – A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking — just like a real hand — are to be trialled for the first time. Led by biomedical engineers at Newcastle University, UK, and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the bionic hand is fitted with a camera which instantaneously takes a picture of the object in front of it, assesses its shape and size and triggers a series of movements in the hand.

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