16 August 2017

'A hand that sees'

Biomedical engineers at Newcastle University in the UK are working on what they are calling ‘a hand that sees’ to improve the lives of amputees. This prosthetic hand is equipped with a camera and is able to grasp and manipulate objects automatically, without the wearer having to think about it, by taking photographs of them and assessing their size and shape. “For the first time in a century, we have developed an 'intuitive' hand that can react without thinking," explains Dr Kianoush Nazarpour, one of the engineers involved.


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