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This Smart Artificial Hand For Amputees Combines Robotics And Human Control

This Smart Artificial Hand For Amputees Combines Robotics And Human Control

This smart prosthetic hand lets an amputee control each finger individually and use robotic assistance to grasp easier.

It’s the world’s first neuroprosthetic that applies shared control which merges the user intention of an amputee with robotic automation for movements.



Developed by scientists from EPFL in Switzerland, it takes neuroprosthetic technologies to the next level.

Typically when a prosthetic holds an object and it starts to slip, it depends on user reaction. This smart hand, however, uses AI to react in just 400 milliseconds.

It moves and re-stabilizes the object before the brain could perceive that it’s slipping. The machine learning makes use of sensors connected to the user’s stump.

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