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Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands

Posted 24 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 – In what scientists say is a first, a robotic hand controlled by a patient's own muscle and nerves appears to have restored complex hand function to a trio of amputees in Austria. The three patients in question all suffered what's known as a "brachial plexus injury" to the hand following either a car crash or a mountain-climbing accident. In each case, neural connections ...

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