Bionic Hand Gives Realistic GripBy Walsh, Fergus; BBC News,
Publication Date: December 2006
Article focuses on the i-LIMB from Touch Bionics, which is a motorized prosthetic hand that has been tested at the National Centre for Prosthetics at Strathclyde University in Scotland. The five fingers on the i-LIMB are individually powered by separate motors. This allows for a more realistic appearance, as well as a better grip when compared with standard prosthetic hands. Standard prosthetic hands simply use the thumb and two fingers in order to produce a claw-like grip. A man in Scotland is the first to use the i-LIMB, as it has allowed him to pick up a glass for the first time in decades.
Published by: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (Website:http://www.bbc.co.uk)
Link to text: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6193681.stm