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The first bionic hand that can feel

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.

The patient is an unnamed man in his 20s living in Rome who lost the lower part of his arm following an accident, said Silvestro Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

Interesting, curious about the battery methods, if it requires a battery of sorts.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

That is awesome.

Going to be weird if we ever get to a point where a bionic limb is superiour to a natural on.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

View PostCoffey, on 19 February 2013 - 06:19 PM, said:

That is awesome.

Going to be weird if we ever get to a point where a bionic limb is superiour to a natural on.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

View PostCoffey, on 19 February 2013 - 06:19 PM, said:

That is awesome.

Going to be weird if we ever get to a point where a bionic limb is superiour to a natural on.

Heh, that's kind of how the origins of the Borg from star trek went.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

You will be assimilated


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

Thought of this since ages, at last they came up with this thing.
I am eager to hear from the person, who gets this implant, how it feels like.
Will his hand be stronger than our hand?
Maybe? Maybe it will not be equally faster?

If scientists are able to able more efficient body parts than we already have then we may enter the age of cyborgs, I seriously think so.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

Thats handy


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

Then when a little company called cyberdine comes along, well, I think we know how this ends.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Well...that guy will have no problem using "The Stranger" method lol.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Good luck to the man; being the first on this sort of thing rarely turns out well.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

View PostWoIverine, on 19 February 2013 - 11:55 PM, said:

Heh, that's kind of how the origins of the Borg from star trek went.

Haha, never been into Star Trek, guessing that's an alien race that is all bionic?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

View PostCoffey, on 20 February 2013 - 04:46 PM, said:

Haha, never been into Star Trek, guessing that's an alien race that is all bionic?

Whaaat? Never into Star Trek?

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The Borg are baddies to end all other baddies. :D


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

The scary thing is they don't eat you or kill you, they "assimilate" you.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

View PostExpandMyMind, on 20 February 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:

Whaaat? Never into Star Trek?

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The Borg are baddies to end all other baddies. :D

Haha, my step dad was obsessed with Star trek, he MADE me watch the films and soem of the episodes from TV... I think it had an oppisite affect on me, being forced. lol I loved Starwars though.

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