'Star Wars' inspires bionic hand

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This CNN video provides an up-close look at how musician Jason Barnes is able to play the piano again, thanks to an advanced right hand prosthesis provided by Georgia Tech researchers. The prosthesis allows more control and dexterity. There is also a side-by-side comparison of Barnes' prosthesis with the one Luke Skywalker uses in the Star Wars films. Minoru Shinohara, an associate professor, and lecturer Chris Fink were part of the Tech research team that designed the hand. They are both with the School of Biological Sciences.

 

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

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Life Sciences and Biology
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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Minoru Shinohara, Chris Fink, Jason Barnes, Prosthesis, Luke Skywalker, star wars
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 15, 2017 - 11:15am
  • Last Updated: Dec 15, 2017 - 11:15am