…[T]he hand will be attached directly to the patient’s nervous system via electrodes clipped onto two of the arm’s main nerves, the median and the ulnar nerves.
This should allow the man to control the hand by his thoughts, as well as receiving sensory signals to his brain from the hand’s sensors. It will effectively provide a fast, bidirectional flow of information between the man’s nervous system and the prosthetic hand. 1 2 3
- All of which is really, really cool. And sci-fi like; we live in an age of unimaginable technological prowess. But what will really wow them down on the farm is the robotic hair transplant. ↩
- You should not use Bionic Hand® if you are allergic to any metal or plastic, if you have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia), have kidneys that work poorly, or cannot stand or sit upright for 30 minutes. Do not use Bionic Hand® if you have high blood calcium (hypercalcemia). If you have had kidney stones please tell your doctor before you start using Bionic Hand®. Stop using Bionic Hand® and tell your doctor if you experience difficult or painful swallowing, chest pain, or severe or continuing heartburn, as these may be signs of serious upper digestive problems. Follow digital instructions carefully to lower the chance of these events occurring. Side effects for Bionic Hand® are generally mild or moderate and may include back, muscle, bone or joint pain, stomach pain or upset, or constipation. Contact your doctor if symptoms are severe. Masturbation with Bionic Hand® may cause constipation, flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain, and bloating. Tell your health care providers, including your dentist, about all the medicines that you take. See Patient Information for information about Bionic Hand®. If you have questions, please talk to your doctor. ↩