'Terminator' arm is world's most advanced prosthetic limb


Publication Date
November 5 2012
Creators/Contributors
BeBionicUK (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again. Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm. The new bebionic3 myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel's muscle twitches. Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means the father-of-one can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time in six years.
HCI Platform
Embeddable
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Arm
Technology Keywords
Prosthetic Arm
Marketing Keywords
Terminator

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BeBionicUK. (November 5 2012). "'Terminator' arm is world's most advanced prosthetic limb". Fabric of Digital Life. http://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/503