bill-swift - November 8, 2012
Losing a limb is hard. No, it's worse than hard. It's life-changing, to say the least, and usually in the bad way. Of course, it helps if you approach it with the right attitude and with the right outlook. For one thing, you can choose to be happy that you're still alive. For another, you can be thankful that technology nowadays is so far advanced that you can have ultra-powerful prosthesis for your affected limb.
And by that, we mean the prosthesis like the Bebionic3 that looks a lot like the robotic arms that protagonists in movies eventually sport when they lose their arm due to some tragic incident (like Luke Skywalker or Arnold in the Terminator.) In real life, though, this is the prosthetic that Nigel Ackland is sporting on his arm in the video above.
It's described as a 'myoelectric prosthetic hand' that makes use of 'residual neuro-muscular signals from your muscles to operate a number of precise functions.' It features over 14 hand positions and grips and comes with a skin-tone glove so it'll look more like your normal hand.
It's pretty awesome what technology can do nowadays, huh?