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An artificial hand almost as good as the real one

It is in some ways less risky than a transplant, say doctors

The recipients of the bionic hand were able to accomplish various everyday tasks such as picking up a ball, pouring water from a jug, using a key, cutting food with a knife or using two hands to undo buttons, according to doctors.


EUROPEAN surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said on Wednesday.

The three Austrian beneficiaries of the unprecedented