Bionics Technology: YouBionic Hand - Robotic Fingers | Bionic Transhumanism and The End of Evolution


Youbionic founder Federico Ciccarese told that he hopes to fulfill orders this summer (Northern Hemisphere). He also said that he's used the time since that first prototype to refine the device and test it out both on himself and on people who've lost their hands. The action of the bionic hand is activated through muscular contractions and, Ciccarese says, will work with any muscle in the forearm, even though he uses his hand to actuate the robotic fingers in the video.

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The hand, which is run by the simple open-source Arduino processor, has the ability to perform simple gripping and pointing gestures. Using these gestures, it can pick up objects by applying just enough force to grip the items without crushing them. The pointing gesture can be used for typing or, ostensibly, for working a smartphone.

While Ciccarese's hand isn't advanced as some other models out there, such as the highly-articulated Steeper bebionic for example, it also doesn't come with as high a price tag. While Steeper's artificial hand costs US$11,000, Youbionic's version will cost a much more affordable $1,200.
Ciccarese told that right now, the bionic prosthetic will only be available in one size — a man's medium — but he hopes to start custom-making the devices to suit the needs of his clients.
Information source: http://www.gizmag.com/
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