Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

Submitted by: Tiredofnicks 3 years ago Tech

Call me a nerd, but things like this just makes me happy. For further reading, google ""Targeted Reinnervation"".
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Female 2,691
May you live in interesting times. No longer a curse, eh?
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Male 2,859
"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.
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Male 2,859
Credit to this guy, he`s worked really hard with the developers to get it working this well.
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Male 4,431
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!
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Male 5,094
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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Male 5,874
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, ****.
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Male 4,893

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

The stranger
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Male 4,893

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!"
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Male 1,284
One day prosthetic arms and legs will be a better choice then natural ones.
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Male 676
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.
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Male 2,549
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.
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Male 5,094
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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