With the vast number of developments in the neurology field, coupled with crazy new robots appearing on what almost seems to be a daily basis, it was only a matter of time before a thought-controlled prosthesis occurred. Now thanks to a group of European Union scientists we have the Lifehand.
Lifehand is a thought-controlled prosthesis that's able to control complex movements when the user thinks of them. Pierpaolo Petruzziello, the first amputee to receive the unit says "It's a matter of mind, of concentration," adding "When you think of it as your hand and forearm, it all becomes easier."
The hand cost $3 million and took five years for researchers at the Bio-Medical Campus University of Rome to develop.
Currently it's not a permanent prosthesis, but researchers are working on a solution that would become "part" of their users. [Engadget]