Building a Better Hand: A Low-Cost, High-Tech, 3D-Printed Prosthesis for the World

Neuroscientist Aadeel Akhtar and his colleagues have created a more functional, and far less costly, bionic hand that may revolutionize prosthetics worldwide. Using myoelectric sensors, the fully-functional hand can be controlled by muscles in the wearer's residual limb. And, unlike other commercial prosthetics, the hand also provides sensory feedback to the wearer. Akhtar is a M.D./Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience program at the University of Illinois. He is a part of Associate Professor Timothy Bretl's research group and a member of the Beckman Institute's Artificial Intelligence group. To learn more about this research, please visit here...
  • Date Added:   11/13/15
  • Author:   BeckmanInstitute
  • Length:   00:06:00
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