Esper Bionics, a New York-based engineering startup, has created a prosthetic advancements hand, Esper hand, that operates faster than similar prosthetics.
The Tech Behind It
The technology behind Esper Hand is quite impressive. You may ask why, and here’s the answer. The prosthetic arm uses intuitive self-learning technology, which has the ability to predict the users next move. The second reason why the tech behind the Esper Hand is great is because of electromyography-based brain-computer interface (BCI).
BCI is a computer-based system which aids in gathering information or brain activity data to allow for the next movement. For example, when the user wears the arm, the only way to control it is through the natural brain impulses sent to the muscles from the brain.
Out of the million things that come with the Esper Hand is the fact that BCI’s are usually used by patients dealing with paralysis. It aids the patients in controlling the machines that they are using.
Co-Founder of Esper Bionics, Dima Gazda states that compared to the prosthetics available on the market, Esper Hand is not only faster but it’s three times faster than the others.
Dima Gazda stated, “We sought to create a light and durable hand with human-like dexterity that learns over time and can help people with limb differences live their best lives confidently. Inspired by the beauty of the human body and the lightness and durability of aviation technology, the self-learning robotic hand embodies elegance, functionality, and endurance.”
How the Arm Moves
The arm is equipped with 24 wearable sensors and also features five movable digits. The wearer can perform many tasks such as driving a car, writing, using a whisk and other kitchen utensils, as well as operating touch screens.
The Esper Hand weighs 380 grams and it comes in four different sizes and five colors. It is made of plyoxymethylene plastic, fluoroplastics, nylon, aluminum, steel, titan, bronze along with three different silicone types.
Beauty Behind the Tech
A source of inspiration that makes me believe humanity is still present is the inclusion of technology in communities that we love and respect, particularly for individuals with disabilities. This is where everyone can contribute to the use of AI, embodying what we call technological advancements.
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