New robotic hand ‘can feel’

A team of scientists from Italy and Sweden has developed what is believed to be the first artificial hand that has feeling. It has been attached to the arm of a 22-year-old man who lost his own hand through cancer. Researchers say it works by connecting human nerve endings with tiny electronic sensors.

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25 thoughts on “New robotic hand ‘can feel’

  1. once i was with my …
    once i was with my dad and my foot that was cut off because it was crushed in a car accident so now i have a metal leg that goes up to my knee good thing it didnt crush my whole leg otherwise it would be hard to walk, i feel realy happy that that man has a hand that responds to his brain

  2. @joejoe8151 i dont …
    @joejoe8151 i dont think it does since its not stiched on the wrist if you unplug the wires on the wrist it might kill him

  3. at first I heard he …
    at first I heard he say an aggresive tuba so I was like “how hard was this guy playing the tuba that he lost his hand?”

  4. @NoiteraD I don’t …
    @NoiteraD I don’t think it is possible yet without batteries. Our muscles are highly advanced and got very energy efficient with evolution. Motors can’t output the same force with this kind of energy.
    But someone correct me if I’m wrong 🙂
    @Video: It makes me feel really happy to see that it is possible with modern technology to give these people some degree of a ‘normal’ life back. Someday they will look just like normal limbs.

  5. 25 years after the …
    25 years after the first Terminator movie, we can see now robotic hands that look quite similar. That’s indeed an exciting age.

  6. @spider853 Well, i …
    @spider853 Well, i don’t think the small motors in the fingers would last for long if you put higher voltage on them, and the battery youre using would be empty too.
    What i wonder about is, could you somehow get electricity from the energy you’d normally use to move the muscles, so you dont have to carry batteries?

  7. Wow, this is …
    Wow, this is amazing. Real, working, cyborg hands. Makes you wonder until stuff like this is common place, like will smith’s hand in iRobot.

    I am proud, humanity.

  8. BTW, does it …
    BTW, does it include antihacking technology so nobody can make it stronger for bad proposes?

  9. @joejoe8151 no, …
    @joejoe8151 no, because you will turn it off, and I don’t think it has a big signal.. just a small impulse

  10. question: if the …
    question: if the hand has feeling in it and its detachable does it hurt when you remove the hand?

  11. @daliproject198 i …
    @daliproject198 i have the I-LIMB Pulse i can lift 90kg of the hand and 32kg on each finger!

  12. Well, the real …
    Well, the real question is, does it need batteries to operate? Or does it feed off of the energy from brain waves?

  13. i’m gonna chop my …
    i’m gonna chop my arms and legs and get robot ones then take over the world…

  14. @xfvkemosx

    Wait, …
    @xfvkemosx

    Wait, i drove past a sign in sweden that said “komune”….. I think their Communists…… what ever that means…. my tv says its bad.

    I vote we should put a robotic hand on the moon, SHOW THEM GOOD!

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