Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers, like Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand in Star Wars

Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers, like Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand in Star Wars


Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand in star wars
is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology
have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic
fingers individually. It provides fine motor hand gestures that
aren’t possible with current commercially available devices. The first amputee to use it, a musician who
lost part of his right arm five years ago, is now able to play the piano for the first
time since his accident. He can even strum the Star Wars theme song. This prosthetic arm is powered by ultrasound
signals. By using this new technology, the arm can
detect which fingers an amputee wants to move, even if they don’t have fingers

1 thought on “Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers, like Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand in Star Wars

  1. Why don’t more prosthetics use this technology? Instead of just opening and closing they could control each finger

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