Southampton Hand - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/28/07

Southampton Hand

Prosthetics help return some limb function to people who have lost a leg or arm.

With advances in biomedical engineering a prosthetic hand is gaining greater sensitivity. A team of researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK recently unveiled the latest version of the Southampton hand. Using a so-called "intelligent finger"circuitry in the fingertips senses slippage, temperature of an object and appropriate grip strength.

The researchers expect human testing of the hand within two years.

 

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