9/9/2005

New artificial hand can grip like a human

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 5:02 pm

Scientists have developed a new ultralight limb that can mimic the movement in a real hand better than any currently available.

“With this hand you can clutch objects such as a ball, you can move the thumb out to one side and grip objects with the index finger in the way you do when opening a lock with a key, and you can wrap your fingers around an object in what we call the power grip–like the one you use when you hold a hammer or a microphone,” Dr. Paul Chappell, a medical physicist from the University of Southampton, said in a statement.

Source: News.com

 

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