World’s First Bionic Hand (Video)

From YouTube:-
As seen on BBC UK
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.

There is a very good article and more videos about this in the BCC.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Technology and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

13 Responses to World’s First Bionic Hand (Video)

  1. Barbara says:

    Amazing! Technology is heading in amazing directions biologically… It also makes me appreciate just what a simple but wonderful blessing it is to have two working hands…

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Barbara,
      It is really great to see this young man have an arm that is workable, it must be a fantastic feeling for him. Technology like this is amazing when it can help so many people, and yes it certainly does make you feel blessed to have 2 good arms.

  2. Rebekah says:

    Fantastic, what technology can do sometimes. This made me, too, very grateful for my two hands… We’re blessed indeed, and one can only hope that everything turns out well for the young man.

  3. malc50 says:

    “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster. ” It wasn’t that far-fetched after all! Any change out of $6 million? Cheers.

  4. bingbing says:

    Mags.

    The kids were GLUED to the screen with that one! Don’t get me wrong, they loved the car and bike ones, but this time, they fell silent in seconds!

    Some did get a bit squeamish, however, when his wrist rotated 360 degrees, bzzzz sound and all, lol.

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi bingbing,
      I’m glad I had some video’s that you are able to show the kids, and something they can learn as well.
      Even if some were a bit squeamish, it’s good that they can see what can has been achieved with technology, who knows one of the kids may decide to became a technical engineer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Selma says:

    That is incredible. It gives him so much more freedom. Reminds me of the Borg from Star Trek. Advances in technology are amazing, these days.

  6. dearrosie says:

    It was amazing to see him pour the drink and tie his shoes but there’s no word I can think of to describe when he took off the glove and showed us how he could move his hand. Sheesh!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi dearrosie,
      It truely is wonderous what can be achieved today, I was amazed at how lightly he was able to crab things, I think this may come from too many TV shows on my part. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I agree it was strange to see the actual robotic hand in action.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s