26-year old Claudia Mitchell has become the first woman to get outfitted with a bionic arm, with which she's able to perform functions simply by thinking about them. The arm was designed by researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and works by detecting the movement's of Mitchell's chest muscle, which has been rewired to the nerves that once served her left arm. Eventually, researchers say, the arm could even give Mitchell the sense of touch, with electrodes in the hand sending signals to her chest skin, which her brain would recognize as a sensation. See also: telegraph.co.uk | Related post: Robotic Hand

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  • Schwarzenegger future is becoming real!

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  • freakin dats kwel mayne......................technology has dn wonders v cn sae.............

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  • Well bionic arms are not about "looks" they are about functionality. Although I also have seen lots of anime with bionic arms like "Full Metal Alchemist" which awesome. I'm sure with the improvement to the arm by 2015, or so we should have arms that glide effortlessly with the simplest of thoughts and we would probably improve the look of it...something metallic maybe...with armor. Lol, If it does get to that point I'm going to have my arm severed and replaced with that one!

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  • I think it's not easy to live with a bionic arm. I have a lot of respect fot this people.

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  • wow that thing is from 1969?:S so if that was the late 60's we have what by now? Related post: Robotic Hand By Dr Natural on Dec 31st, 1969

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  • ron

    how does she do anything with that it looks fragile, its gotta be pain ful, to bath or even get bumped into, she needs her own reality show, lol

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  • This is it - full body replacements should be prepared by the time I'm 70...

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  • I agree... I don't want my lemon squeezed either, but I bet that hand could go like a million miles an hour! She could give a H/J in under 3 seconds.

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  • I'm sorry but the lemon comment was bloody hilarious.

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  • This young woman is a former United States Marine like myself, and a friend of mine. The technology is awesome, but it also took a lot of courage to be the human test subject for this project. Her efforts should help countless individuals in the future.

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  • God I hate america.

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  • this is amazing. super amazing, i seen this in a cartoon, humans using mechanical arms, so its cool to see it in real life. and dummby Happy Panda, get a hand job from her natural hand, or just skip to oral. Shandooga, it does look unnatral, with patience i'm sure they can devlop a more natural look. KEEP GOING!

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  • Me

    Shandooga, HappyPanda - you're morons. Especially pandaboy.

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  • imagine getting a handjob from her and all of a sudden she starts thinking about squeezing a lemon...

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  • Horrifying and hideous but the best you can do is the best you can do.

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  • Milestone for unique Bionic Hand A highly functional bionic hand which was invented by a Scottish NHS worker has gone on the market. The thumb and fingers can move and grip just like a human hand and are controlled by the patient's mind and muscles. http://www.handresearch.com/news/milestone-for-unique-bionic-hand.htm

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  • Good point Arnoud. Added

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    Related post: https://nextnature.net/research/?p=355

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