Terminator-like Prosthetic Hand in Action

Date:14 January 2015 Author: William Horne Tags:, ,

This video from 2013 shows how a father who was given a high-tech bionic hand after losing his arm in an accident in 2007, can now tie his shoe laces again.

Nigel Ackland, 53, was fitted with the Terminator-like carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm, in 2012. The bebionic3 myoelectric (double corr) prosthetic, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Nigel’s muscle twitches.

Incredibly, the robotic arm is so sensitive it means Nigel can touch type on a computer keyboard, peel vegetables, and even dress himself for the first time in six years.