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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Real-life Bionic Man - Jesse Sullivan - Video - "Wax on, wax off"

"Doctors take nerves that used to go to the arm and move those nerves onto chest muscles. The nerves grow into the chest muscles, so when the patient thinks 'close hand,' a portion of his chest muscle contracts and electrodes that detect this muscle activity tell the computerized arm when to close the hand." More info at http://www.ric.org/bionic/

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  1. You know, when I was still in SA there was a report about that. A younger lady had this new arm too. The only thing I can remember about the story was that she had the nails done on the prosthetic hand.

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