October 11, 2023
Have you ever dreamed of having a super-powered arm that can do amazing things? Well, for one woman in Sweden, that dream has become a reality. Meet Karin, the first person in the world to have a bionic arm that is connected to her bone, nerves and muscles. She can control it with her mind, just like a natural limb!
Karin lost her right hand in a farming accident more than 20 years ago. She suffered from severe pain and had trouble using conventional prosthetic devices. But thanks to a team of researchers from Sweden, Australia, Italy and the US, she received a groundbreaking surgery in 2017 that changed her life.
The researchers implanted electrodes into Karin's nerves and muscles, and attached a metal rod to her bone. Then they fitted her with an artificial hand that can sense the signals from her brain and move accordingly. The hand also has sensors that can provide some feedback to Karin, so she can feel some sensations.
The result is amazing: Karin can now perform 80% of what she used to do with both hands, and her pain has decreased significantly. She can do everyday tasks like turning doorknobs, cooking meals and even playing video games. She says she feels more confident and happy with her new bionic arm.
The researchers say this is a breakthrough for people with amputations, as it offers a more natural and reliable way to replace a lost limb. They hope to improve the technology further and make it available to more patients in the future.
This is truly an inspiring story of how artificial intelligence can help humans overcome their challenges and enhance their abilities. Karin is not just a patient, she is a pioneer. She is the real bionic woman!
If you want to read more about Karin's story, you can check out the original article here: https://nypost.com/2023/10/11/bionic-woman-is-first-to-have-robotic-limb-merged-with-bone-and-controlled-with-her-mind/.