LifeHand Controlled By Thought

LifeHand Controlled By Thought

Posted On: December 3, 2009
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An Italian team has achieved a prosthetics breakthrough. Led by neurologist Paolo Maria Rossini, a team at Rome’s Campus Bio-Medico has created a robotic hand that allows the wearer to control it with thoughts and actually feel sensations through the device.

It’s the first time an amputee has been able to make truly complex movements using a robotic prosthetic. Dubbed the LifeHand, the project is just the beginning as another E.U. initiative called the SmartHand hopes to replace an entire human arm.

Reminds you of that Luke Skywalker scene where he flexes his robotic hand for the first time huh? It won’t be long until robot parts are extending our lifespans significantly.