Patricks Bionic Hand


(Youtube Direktluke, via Geekosystem)

Patricks verlor seine linke Hand nach einem Unfall und hatte sich dazu entschieden, sie amputieren zu lassen und gegen eine gedankengesteuerte Prothese einzutauschen. Sein zweiter Vorname ist nicht Luke, soweit ich weiß.

Last year, a 24-year-old Austrian named Patrick was the first patient in the world to choose to have his hand amputated, again by Professor Aszmann, and a bionic replacement fitted. He lost the use of his left hand after being electrocuted at work.

He can now open a bottle quickly and tie his own shoelaces. […]

Patrick is already testing a new hand, which its makers say will give him much greater movement. The hand has six sensors fitted over nerves within the lower arm, rather than the two on his current prosthesis.

Multiple signals can be read simultaneously, enabling the patient to twist and flex their wrist back and forward, again using the same brain signals that would have powered similar movement in the real hand.

Bionic hand for 'elective amputation' patient