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  1. David Ezell
    October 21, 2009

    Did anyone see this on 60 Minutes a few weeks back? It was touching and emotional to see vet use the hand he had lost 40 years prior once again.

  2. The Avenger
    October 21, 2009

    I wonder how it would affect the prosthetics R&D if someone came up with a way to make lost limbs be regenerated.

  3. David Ezell
    October 21, 2009

    Did anyone see this on 60 Minutes a few weeks back? It was touching and emotional to see vet use the hand he had lost 40 years prior once again.

  4. The Avenger
    October 21, 2009

    I wonder how it would affect the prosthetics R&D if someone came up with a way to make lost limbs be regenerated.

  5. saintneko
    October 21, 2009

    Yeah, this hand is cool. But hook me up to an ABB industrial robot or two if I lose my arm.

    If I recall correctly, the brain extends it’s concept of self to encompass the whole car while you’re driving, and to encompass a tool when you’re using one (must be why we freak out when our computers don’t work right…). If this is true, then the brain should have no problem learning to control an ABB with nerve signals, when provided the proper feedback (i.e. we don’t necessarily need to learn the brain signals for up/down/left/right, just provide feedback to the brain of movement in the respective direction, and the brain should be able to learn the output sequences based on that.)

  6. saintneko
    October 21, 2009

    Yeah, this hand is cool. But hook me up to an ABB industrial robot or two if I lose my arm.

    If I recall correctly, the brain extends it’s concept of self to encompass the whole car while you’re driving, and to encompass a tool when you’re using one (must be why we freak out when our computers don’t work right…). If this is true, then the brain should have no problem learning to control an ABB with nerve signals, when provided the proper feedback (i.e. we don’t necessarily need to learn the brain signals for up/down/left/right, just provide feedback to the brain of movement in the respective direction, and the brain should be able to learn the output sequences based on that.)

  7. Janshari90
    December 17, 2010

    i want this hand i just lost my right hand in a car accident 4 months ago.

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