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‘Terminator’ arm is world’s most advanced prosthetic limb



Nigel Ackland

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Posted: Nov 14, 2012


“A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm. The new bebionic3 myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means the father-of-one can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time in six years.” - jonmillsswns (youtube channel)


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This is pretty neat. To bad he still has to adjust the hand and use only one bionic finger to type. Hopefully that will get sorted out withing the next decade.



In a way this seems like a tipping point to me. It looks and operates enough like a natural hand to make it clear that sooner or later (and I've a hunch it'll be sooner) natural looking and operating artificial limbs will be here.

As a side effect, I think this will make it easier for people to accept the melding of technology and humanity. I thought it was a nice touch to show him opening a beer at the end, suggesting that while the technology may advance, our essential humanity can still manifest itself.



Lets hope we don't forgo the need to eat or drink. That would make life a lot less enjoyable.



This is incredible! Undoubtedly a big step forward for prosthetics.



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