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He Was Paralyzed in 2004. Now He Can Feel His Hand

Thanks to electrodes in the brain and a robotic arm

(Newser) - It's a small but hopeful step: A man paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal injury sustained in a 2004 car accident says he's feeling "possibly natural" sensations in his hand after scientists electrically stimulated his brain. A team led by researchers at the University... More »

3 Men Trade Real Hands for Bionic Ones

'Bionic reconstruction' gives them mind-controlled replacements

(Newser) - Three men who suffered nerve damage in car or climbing accidents have new mind-controlled bionic hands after volunteering for what researchers call "bionic reconstruction." The Austrian men, whose hands were paralyzed after injuries to a network of nerves called the brachial plexus, had leg muscles transplanted into their... More »

In First, Bionic Hand Can Feel

Sensors send real-time feedback to brain

(Newser) - In an amazing leap forward for prosthetics, a Danish man has become the first person ever to feel something with a bionic hand. The hand contained sensors directly connected to nerves in the upper arm of Dennis Aabo, whose left hand was blown off in a fireworks accident nine years... More »

Student Hit by Flesh-Eating Bacteria Gets Bionic Hands

Aimee Copeland continues recovery

(Newser) - A Georgia woman who lost both hands, her left leg, and her right foot after contracting a flesh-eating disease has been fitted with prosthetic hands. Aimee Copeland, 25, has been fitted with a pair of hands with 24 programmable functions that will improve her dexterity. She got the "i-limbs"... More »

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