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Title: Can prosthetic hands mimic a healthy human hand?
Authors: Ng, KH 
Nazari, V
Alam, M 
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Prosthesis, 2021, v. 3, no. 1, p. 11-23
Abstract: Historical evidence suggests that prostheses have been used since ancient Egyptian times. Prostheses were usually utilized for function and cosmetic appearances. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, prostheses such as artificial hands can not only improve functional, but have psychological advantages as well and, therefore, can significantly enhance an individual's standard of living. Combined with advanced science, a prosthesis is not only a simple mechanical device, but also an aesthetic, engineering and medical marvel. Prosthetic limbs are the best tools to help amputees reintegrate into society. In this article, we discuss the background and advancement of prosthetic hands with their working principles and possible future implications. We also leave with an open question to the readers whether prosthetic hands could ever mimic and replace our biological hands.
Keywords: Hand prostheses
Neural communication
Publisher: MDPI AG
Journal: Prosthesis 
EISSN: 2673-1592
DOI: 10.3390/prosthesis3010003
Rights: Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
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