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Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

Hits: 3340 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: Tiredofnicks
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SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 1926 Posts
Monday, August 26, 2013 6:26:53 AM
May you live in interesting times. No longer a curse, eh?

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2429 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:43:18 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
 2429 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:39:43 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
 4000 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 4:52:46 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
 4671 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 3:50:52 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!

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4314 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 3:12:46 AM
That arm will be useful defence when you throw your coffee over your shoulder in someone's face. Also arm could hold electric shaver to do head for first step of 'bald to badass'.
Joking aside though, this is a notable achievement, ****.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3299 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:36:40 PM

Seriously though...It could be satisfying too. It's like the ultimate "stranger".

The stranger

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3299 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 8:32:38 PM

Xprez - that's something I've never considered.

Maybe someday we will see somebody acquitted for for murder. "It wasn't me! The arm strangled her to death!"

Crabes
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1049 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 7:30:25 PM
One day prosthetic arms and legs will be a better choice then natural ones.

Xprez
Male, 30-39, Western US
 676 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 6:05:44 PM
That could be bad though. You know how you get those thoughts, "I'd like to knock that dude out?" Could make for some interesting stories.

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2384 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 6:05:23 PM
Wow...I attempted to write a longer comment a couple of times but 'wow' pretty much captures it. The possibilities from here are looking mighty appealing.

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4671 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 3:21:32 PM
Link: Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Arm [Rate Link] - Call me a nerd, but things like this just makes me happy. For further reading, google "Targeted Reinnervation".


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