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Terminator-like limb for UK man

world Updated: Nov 07, 2012 01:56 IST

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A UK man has been fitted with a ‘terminator-like’ carbon fibre mechanical hand which he can control with movements in his upper arm.

Nigel Ackland, 53, from Royston, Cambridgeshire lost his arm in an accident six years ago and has now been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise that he can type again.

The new Bebionic 3 Myoelectric hand, which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles, moves like a real human limb by responding to Ackland’s muscle twitches, the Telegraph reported.

The muscle twitches in his upper arm are detected by sensors that trigger one of 14 pre-programmed grips, mirroring human movements.