Robotic hand break­through

The Weekend Post - - World -

ITAL­IAN re­searchers yes­ter­day un­veiled a new robotic hand they say al­lows users to grip ob­jects more nat­u­rally and fea­tures a de­sign that will lower the price sig­nif­i­cantly.

The Hennes robotic hand has a sim­pler me­chan­i­cal de­sign com­pared with other such my­o­elec­tric pros­thet­ics, char­ac­terised by sen­sors that re­act to elec­tri­cal sig­nals from the brain to the mus­cles, said re­searcher Lorenzo De Michieli.

He helped de­velop the hand in a lab backed by the Ital­ian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and the INAIL state work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion pros­thetic cen­tre.

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