This Incredible Star Wars-Style Bionic Hand Let an Amputee Feel Again

We geeks all have the same platonic prosthesis ideal: Luke Skywalker's badass Star Wars mech-hand. We're getting there, bit by bit. Dennis Aabo Sørensen's new hand is almost there; it let him feel again. » 2/05/14 3:40pm 2/05/14 3:40pm

How Do You Function, When One Hand Is Out of Commission?

So, uh... cat bites are pretty bad, as it turns out. I was in the ER yesterday, after my sweet cat Franny sunk a tooth into the top of my left hand, causing it to swell up like a balloon. I'm now on a strong antibiotic and some stronggg painkillers, but it's still a baseball mitt-sized mit that hurts like hell in any… » 7/23/12 7:40pm 7/23/12 7:40pm

Another Apple Patent to Identify Users Automagically

Apple seems obsessed with researching methods to identify users of iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices. The last effort is a patent that describes a device with sensors capable of figuring out the user's hand shape and adjusting the device's settings and buttons based on the user's profile. The sensors would be… » 9/27/10 12:09pm 9/27/10 12:09pm