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Bionics for real

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Gilgamesh, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Gilgamesh

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    http://www.cyberhand.org/

    Seems that someone has gone and started making a real to life bionic hand. They even plan on integrating it somehow into the human nervous system so you can feel with it, and command it with thought...

    freaky...
     
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    Time magazine just did a "best inventions of 2005" and one of them was a type of fabric/plastic sheeting that can sense various things (temp, pressure, etc.) and can be molded around almost any shape. The picture they showed had it molded around a faux hand.
     
  4. Gilgamesh

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    hmmm... so, not too far in the future we may be seeing actual prosthetics that look and feel like the real thing...

    That has to be so cool to be working on something like that...
     
  5. Kaeric

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    I know they have already created prosthetics that move via nerve endings or whatever like our regular hands do. Given, it doesn't work all that well yet, but it's impressive that it could work at all.
     
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    Not really. Our nervous system is basically analogous to an electrical circuit. All they have to do is map the correct signals to the correct responses.
     
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    yea yea, whatever, I find it impressive that they could do it.
     
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    The way it works is fairly simple in concept but horrendously complex in reality. It takes many years of med school to understand the details of what they are doing in that bionic arm.
     
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    I don't think many med school graduates would know what's going on. More of a bioengineering thing, at med school you just memorize anatomy.
     
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    Oh is that all? :rolleyes:
     

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