Swedish patient receives ‘dexterous, sentient’ prosthetic hand

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A researcher instructs the patient on how to move an artificial hand using the new implant.

A Swedish woman with a hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis, according to Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Surgeons placed titanium implants in the two forearm bones (radius and ulna), and extended electrodes to nerves and muscle to extract signals to control a robotic hand and provide tactile sensations. Chalmers University and the European Dextrous Transradial Osseointegrated Project (DeTOP) declared it the first clinically viable, dexterous and sentient prosthetic hand usable in real life.

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