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.
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- Date Added: 11/13/15
- Author: BeckmanInstitute
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