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Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 5.34.02 PMTechnology Pushing Forward

Little Liam Dippenaar has a new lease on life with a bionic hand that will be connected directly to his brain. In the video below, Liam is shown grasping a ball in his right hand for the very first time.

“After practicing with it for a little while, Liam was able to pick up a coin, grab objects of different shapes and sizes,” creator Ivan Owen says. “He’s a really determined little guy.”

As he grows up, the neural connectors will fuse into the circuits and he will supposedly gain even more mobility in the future. Watch below as the future of prosthetics combines with 3d printing technology.

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Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

4 Responses

  1. seeker_n

    Awesome. It’s great to see technology helping people live better and more productive lives!

  2. scobaru

    Super cool video, but as a design student there is much to be improved on that. I hope they keep on working on it and developing it

  3. disqusisdumb5

    Awesome, Indeed. He should change his name to Luke Skywalker. 🙂

  4. ajk105

    There has been a throat for a little boy and an ear for a little girl. All amazing.