The i-Limb Ultra Revolution: an app controlled bionic hand.

"I have been able to hold my daughter's hand for the first time in five years since my accident." -- Jason Koger

“I have been able to hold my daughter’s hand for the first time in five years since my accident.” — Jason Koger

Do you need a bionic hand capable of using opposable thumbs; of picking up small things, and of doing a handshake?

There’s an app for that.

Livingston based (UK) Touch Bionics developed a prosthetic hand capable of doing 24 different types of grip patterns. And double amputee, Jason Koger, has become the first person in the world to get a pair of bionic hands that can be controlled by an iPhone app:

 

You can read more about this breakthrough here.

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98 thoughts on “The i-Limb Ultra Revolution: an app controlled bionic hand.

  1. After watching this video I couldn’t help but to wonder off into one of the related videos called dark lightning. Honestly that is something that would be intriguing to discuss in class.

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    • Lighting is a very interesting phenomenon. Scientists have been studying its origins for centuries. Recently they have begun to discover some pretty weird things about lightning, quantum mechanics, and cosmic rays. Very intriguing subject indeed, José.

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  2. Technology and science have given this guy another chance at trying to live a normal life again. It’s sad to see someone having to go through that but then again, he is very positive about it and hopefully he can keep living his life with his new arms.

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  3. that is a great invention because it gives people the chance to live a normal life and stop depending so much on others, I thought this was a new invention but I found a video of a 16 year old boy explaining the mechanical arm and it talks about the improvements that have been done to it.. I need to start looking these things up i’m so lost with every new invention hahaha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBobgDUTmU

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  4. While scrolling down on the blog i found this old post and remembered when you showed us this video at the beginning of august. This video catched my attention a lot. It was very impressive to see how technology has evolved in such a way that a man could have a second chance on having a normal life or at least something similar to what he had before. It is very moving to see this man be able to complete daily tasks that otherwise he would not be able to complete. I would love to see technology make humans life simpler, yet i believe sometimes technology make us sluggish people. It makes us try to avoid simple tasks and make them “simpler”. In conclusion i found this link very interesting and innovative.

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  5. It is very amazing to see that with a simple app you can move and control an arm. With that, life would be simpler and it would help a lot of people. Over the years, technology has helped us and made our lives easier. If right now we have this technology, imagine in the future how we will have many other things that will help us in our daily lives.

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  6. It is extremely impressive how technology could give back so many positive outcomes for us humans. Many criticize and question whether the fast development of technology is truly healthy and helpful for us, and it takes captivating stories like this one to actually make us understand how fortunate we are to have this developing technology. Humans can be defined with limitations and I believe this is our only remedy that can help us surpass any obstacle or difficulty in life. With technology progressing at its fast rate, what could stop us in the future?

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    • “With technology progressing at its fast rate, what could stop us in the future?”<—-According to the history of thought of the last 3,500 years–which include Greeks, Romans, Chinese, the whole planet–, nothing will stop us. And I'm totally fine with that.

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  7. Wow its just like Star Wars!!! To think that we can already do that with technology is amazing. I wonder how many other kinds of mechanical body parts exist? Someday they might be able to fix nerves and give people back their sense of tough, if they can already do it with sight and sound why not touch right! Think of the possibilities. I’ve heard of something called the Cochlear Implant that can give deaf people hearing. I had a camp counselor who had one but I never asked him about it. I wanted to learn more about it so I began a search on Google. Here’s what I found, It doesn’t actually fix anything, its like an alternate pathway for auditory waves to be registered. I guess you could think of it as a sort of fake hearing. The implant picks up waves and sends them directly to the auditory nerves. Your ears don’t work but it doesn’t mean that you cant receive and comprehend auditory vibrations. it just takes a while for people who have received implants to learn to use them and to develop their sense of hearing. here’s were I got the info:

    http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/pages/coch.aspx

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  8. Wow, I saw this exact post o YouTube a few months ago and I was shocked. I can’t believe how fast technology is advancing. And I’m so happy because thanks to this people that have suffered axidents in which their hands where damaged, they can continue a normal life.

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