New Prosthetic Hand Restores 90% of Functionality to Upper-Limb Amputees

September 24, 2020 by No Comments

Good news! Researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology and Centro Protesi INAIL in Italy has created a new prosthetic that closely resembles the human hand. The prosthetic, named Hannes, has the ability to restore over 90% of the hand’s functionality for an upper-limb amputee. The hand is designed to feel soft and adapt to the shape of objects as it grasps them.

After some trials, the researchers found that the training period for the prosthetic was typically less than a week and could be worn comfortably all day.

Source: Tech Xplore