You Can Move this Prosthetic Hand with Your Mind

BrainRobotics cnet article

A new AI-powered prosthetic hand that works with an amputee’s brain waves and muscle signals to intuit the movement they want to make is now undergoing the FDA approval process.

BrainCo unveiled the final model of its prosthetic hand — which was named one of Time Magazine’s top 100 inventions of 2019 — at CES 2020 on Monday. The company expects to have the hand on the market in the US later this year. …

It only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to program six gestures, Newlon said. The more you use the hand, the better and more lifelike it becomes, he added. Another major benefit will be the cost:

Typically, robotic prosthetics cost up to $60,000, even when they offer limited functionality. BrainCo’s smart prosthetic hand will cost between $10,000 and $15,000.

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