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This Robotic 'Terminator' Hand Is The Realest Prosthetic We've Seen Yet

• http://www.businessinsider.com, Amanda Macias
In the video (around 0:15), the man explains how he uses a language of muscle movements in his residual limb to activate an array of pre-programmed hand and finger motions in the robotic prosthetic hand. This capability is possible through myoelectric prosthesis, a process that uses electrical sensors to detect tiny muscular movements in the limb, and then translates those movements into natural and intuitive movements. 

The $100K i-limb has five individually-powered articulating digits, a fully rotatable thumb, and wrist — enabling the user to exercise a variety of complex grips and gestures. 

Last year, the military research organization Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), developed a robotic prosthetic said to restore an element of "feeling" to an artificial limb. 
 
 
 

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