Human augmentation has long been a fascination of science fiction, with many companies looking to expand human potential by making the technology a reality. Companies like Neuralink have made a splash in the media with their ongoing research to interface technology directly with the brain. However, if we consider the broadest sense of the term, human augmentation has been around for decades, including pacemakers and continuous glucose monitors.
A startup called Esper Bionics is looking to use technology to expand human capabilities at scale. In its quest to develop new devices, the company is starting with a self-learning robotic hand for people with limb differences.