March 12, 2013 AT 10:36 am

Living with a bionic arm

A father who was given a high-tech bionic hand after losing his arm in an accident six years ago yesterday claimed he 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 November last year. The bebionic3 myoelectric (double corr) hand, 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.


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2 Comments

  1. This is incredible in so many ways;
    in the “international symbol for road rage”;
    in “[beep] I activate the wrist”;
    in how “they hook in just nice into the side of the fridge, which gets me to open the door quite easily…and then we can come out with the milk” #swagface;
    and many others

  2. That’s amazing. It’s nice to see technology improving people’s lives.

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