A bunch of researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have successfully created the first electromechanical prosthetic hand in the world that is strong enough to crush an empty beverage can, and I suspect all of humanity in due time. The 300g bionic hand features a grip strength of approximately 15kg – half that of an average adult male. It is not only deft at crushing cans, but it is pretty nimble when it comes to pinching and picking up small objects. I wonder what practical applications can apply to this bionic hand at the moment – perhaps they could be included as a novelty item at aluminum can recycling centers?
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