A new prosthetic hand is being tested in Germany right now that has individual movable fingers that are nimble enough to type on a keyboard. It’s also sensitive enough to pressure that one using it can pick up a styrofoam cup without crushing it, something not possible before.
It’s still in the prototype stage, but the company behind the hand, Touch Bionics, is now looking for a partner to help put it into production. With America in a war on two fronts, this couldn’t come at a better time.
This is the first step towards bowing to our future robotic overlords.