Zhe Xu and Emanuel Todorov, two scientists at Washington University, have developed an “incredibly realistic” bionic hand. This prosthesis “reproduces almost perfectly all of the movements of a normal hand”, and can even grasp objects, “which no other robotic hand has managed to date”.
To do this, the scientists scanned the human hand and printed a 3D replica. Long-term, they “even believe that their work could be used in 3D scaffolding to research limb reconstruction”. The prosthesis could provide a “basis for cell reconstruction”.
Huffington Post (19/02/2016)