WATCH: New Prosthetic Hand Functions More Real, Cracks Egg, Pours Beer


VideoVideo related to watch: new prosthetic hand functions more real, cracks egg, pours beer2012-11-08T04:15:49-05:00

The standard prosthetic hand has one movement: a pinch where the thumb and fingers come down together. Nigel Ackland’s prosthetic hand can do a bit more than that. The British man lost half his arm in an accident six years ago, but now he has a carbon-fiber prosthetic arm that looks like something out of a “Terminator” movie.

Two muscles in Ackland’s arm control the robotic one called the BeBionic3 myoelectric hand, made by a company called RSLSteeper. With it, Ackland is able to move his fingers to type, hold credit cards, crack eggs and even pour beer from a can.

I’m almost tempted to trade in my real arm for the BeBionic 3. Almost.

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