Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bionics Now!

SuperForest has posted about innovations in robotic limb technology in the past, like the Hal-5 exoskeleton, or DEKA's bionic arm... but nothing quite compares to Touch Bionics latest advancement, the i-limb!

Looking very much like Luke Skywalker's prosthetic arm from Star Wars, the i-limb is now the first commercially available bionic hand. Controllable completely by thought, and with amazing mobility, grip and 5 separately working fingers, the i-limb took over 20 years to develop and has been named by Time magazine as one of the top inventions of the year!

More and more it seems our reality is catching up to science fiction. We've got Star Wars arms, Minority Report televisions, humanoid I-Robots, and Buzz Lightyear flying men. wake me when personal teleporters and hovercars arrive.

Oh wait, they already have!

Is it weird to anyone else they got Sigmund Freud in the driver's seat? I'm starting to believe we just might see it all in our lifetimes!

The Future is Now!

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