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... http://beckman.illinois.edu/news/2015/09/prosthetic-hand-develops-sensory-feedback
  • Date Added:   11/13/15
  • Author:   BeckmanInstitute
  • Length:   00:06:00
Watch Illinois Senator Scott Bennett Discusses Science-Related Legislation
Play

Illinois Senator Scott Bennett Discusses Science-Related Legislation

Watch Not Finding Nemo: Clownfish in the Lab and the Wild
Play

Not Finding Nemo: Clownfish in the Lab and the Wild

Watch Why Clownfish are #1 Dads
Play

Why Clownfish are #1 Dads

Watch Vision and Spirit Award Presented at Arnold Beckman 117th Birthday Celebration
Play

Vision and Spirit Award Presented at Arnold Beckman 117th Birthday Celebration