Prosthetic hands have become more prominent lately. We’ve seen a good amount of innovative and useful ones of late and to make an addition to the count, Kinea Design LLC developed new biomechatronic technology which would hand prosthetic limb users dexterous control with a sense of touch.
Developed as a part of DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 project the prosthetic hand features over 80 sensors and about 13 different axes of motion in the hand driven by a single motor. The artificial limb with an array of fingertip sensors can identify temperature, texture, pressure and friction, and with its ability to let the limb function normally, it could provide amputees with greater functionality. Courtesy the implanted or neutrally integrated electrodes the limb could be thought-controlled for maneuverability. Video after the jump.