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Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

Call me a nerd, but things like this just makes me happy. For further reading, google ``Targeted Reinnervation``.

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Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Arm. Call me a nerd, but things like this just makes me happy. For further reading, google ``Targeted Reinnervation``.
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SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2076 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 6:26:52 AM
May you live in interesting times. No longer a curse, eh?

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2493 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:43:17 AM
"That arm will be useful defence when you throw your coffee over your shoulder in someone's face."

Made me think of this - not really related but funny as hell.

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2493 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:39:42 AM
Credit to this guy, he's worked really hard with the developers to get it working this well.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4170 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 4:52:45 AM
It's most assuredly awesome, Tiredofnicks! Very cool post! I would FAP with it yet, or use a sharp objec like a knife with it--doesn`t look like the control is subtle enough yet--but I have a feeling it won`t be long!

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4745 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 3:50:51 AM
Xprez: It doesn't really work that way, I have to admit I chose the title for impact as you have to do with the character limit.

The thought part is that the amputee can still send signals through nerves that doesn`t go anywhere anymore, and this prosthetic (combined with surgery to make the signals clearer) interprets them as the actions a normal limb would do. Still takes some training but yeah, you see the results.

I know, nerding out to a comment that was likely a joke to begin with, but gosh darn it, this is awesome!

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