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He can now open a bottle quickly and tie his own shoelaces.
"My reaction was 'Oh my god, I've got a new hand!'," he told BBC News.
"I can do functions which I did with my normal hand with the prosthetic arm," he said, recalling his response to first being fitted with a bionic hand.
"I think it was very cool - I did not do things with my hand for three years and then you put on the new hand and one moment later, you can move it. It's great."
Patrick is already testing a new hand, which its makers say will give him much greater movement. The hand has six sensors fitted over nerves within the lower arm, rather than the two on his current prosthesis.
Multiple signals can be read simultaneously, enabling the patient to twist and flex their wrist back and forward, again using the same brain signals that would have powered similar movement in the real hand.
Professor Oskar Aszmann prefers to calls these elective amputations "bionic reconstruction" and has been working closely with Otto Bock, who have a research and production facility in Vienna.
Elective amputee Patrick shows what he can do with his bionic hand, Check out the video. [ link ]
In a blog post, Rear Admiral Ali S Khan, assistant surgeon general and director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, drops a lot of practical knowledge on the zombie-fearing masses, knowledge that — suspiciously — would also help during, say, a hurricane or disease outbreak...So what do you need to do before zombies, a kit filled with water, food, meds and the like... [ link ]
- Rubberized phone stand designed to prop up your personal media device
- Looks like a wad of bubblegum that was once stuck to your shoe
- Works with any smart-phone, iPod, or other smooth-backed handheld
- Stiffened rubber and plastic - not really bubblegum (come on, guys, really?)
- 2.5 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter
"On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to avoid a similar fate.
Produced by David Michael Latt, David Rimawi, Paul Bales
Written and directed by Shane Van Dyke (6 Guns)
Cinematography by: Alex Yellen"
"Make your Franklin is a community art project.
Make your Franklin is international, bearer of a cultural reflexion.
With this mind, Make your Franklin suggest each of you to re-create a symbol of modern society : the 100$ banknote. "
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig
"After a good deal of introspection, and teaming up with awesome motion graphics artist Gerardo del Hierro, we decided that happy wasn't happy for Physalia unless pliers, microchips and a bit of soldering were involved, and with this idea we resolved to create the happiest machine Physalia has built to date."
Jordan Taylor commented this "real life particle animations!"
Direction: Physalia ( physaliastudio.com ) & Gerardo del Hierro ( grrddh.com/ )
Music: Fernando Dominguez
- Take more than 300 HD movies on-the-go1
- Stream media over Wi-Fi to 3 iPads at the same time
- Automatically sync media and documents from your PC or Mac® computer
- Up to 5 hours battery life2