An Engineer Arm-Wrestled a National Champion With a Bionic Hand. Who Won?

It's time for an upgrade.
Derya Ozdemir

There are around 100,000 persons in the United States and 10 million people worldwide who are missing a hand and could benefit from the bionic hand. Thankfully, an Illinois startup called Psyonic has developed an affordable, lightweight, and sturdy bionic hand called The Ability Hand that it claims is the fastest on the market. Moreover, it's said to be the first with sensors in the fingertips that offer multi-touch feedback.

However, perhaps the greatest thing is that it's made with inexpensive silicones and rubbers that help lower its price to a point that is covered by Medicare. In this video by the company, you can see how they managed to build the bionic hand. But it doesn't end there: They even test it in an arm-wrestling match. If you are curious to see the bionic hand in action and want to learn more about it, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy!

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