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rockbox
05-19-2011, 03:54 PM
Talk about cool technology. Video in the link.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13378036


Last year, Patrick, a 24-year-old Austrian, decided to have his dysfunctional hand amputated and replaced with a bionic hand. He lost the use of his left hand after being electrocuted at work.

Here he demonstrates the extra movement his new bionic hand has given him, opening a bottle and tying his shoelaces, and tests a prototype hand which will give him additional wrist movement.

MadMel
05-19-2011, 04:11 PM
Amazing what technology can do these days. Wonder how that will look like in a couple of years time. Not sure if I'd have the courage to make that kind of decision though.
Could we see Darth Vader becoming a reality?

StephanFowler
05-19-2011, 05:24 PM
i wonder when his friends will start calling him Darth Patrick

Dave Martell
05-19-2011, 08:14 PM
That's really cool.

rockbox
05-19-2011, 08:21 PM
More details on this page.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13273348