Bionic Limbs In The 21st Century

The Times has an intriguing article about strides being made in using bionic limbs, specifically arms.  The above graphic explains much of it but most amazing is that “the process requires no more conscious effort than it would for a person who has a natural arm.”

Not only that but subjects also have more types of movement than previously capable: “I’m able to move my hand, wrist and elbow all at the same time.”

Of course, there’s the standard medical “there’s a long way to go” caveat but I bet there are a lot of Iraq veterans and others who are encouraged by this progress.

Read the full article.


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