Bionic limb pr0n

Paul Raven @ 03-12-2009

If you’re fascinated by bionic limbs and other prosthetic technologies, you’ll want to be checking out Wired‘s gallery of photos showcasing the current state of the art – we’re still a good distance from the uncanny valley in this field, but the actual utility and ergonomics of the designs are reaching a point where their usefulness balances out their clunky appearance. Borrowed from the gallery in question, this here is the “Luke” arm, developed by a company owned by the guy who invented the Segway:

The 'Luke' bionic arm

Go check ’em out… and bear in mind that an Italian car accident victim spent a month last year testing an entirely thought-controlled prosthetic replacement for his lost limb. Interesting times.

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One Response to “Bionic limb pr0n”

  1. MG Ellington says:

    That is just spectacular.