For decades, scientists have been diligently working on a revolution in the field of prosthetic limbs. Their ultimate aim is to empower individuals who have lost limbs, enabling them to regain maximum functionality and independence.
Recently, significant progress in prosthetic technology has culminated in a groundbreaking milestone: the fusion of bionic hands with users’ nervous and skeletal systems, demonstrating enduring functionality even after years of daily use. This marks the first successful long-term integration of a bionic hand into a patient with a below-elbow amputation.
According to the Bionics Institute, Karin, a Swedish woman who lost her right hand in a farming accident, was implanted with a novel human-machine interface into her residual bone, nerves, and muscles in December 2018.