If you’re shrugging, watch again. The elegance of motion, delicacy of touch, pressure, and mobility required to tie your shoe is amazing. Until recently a robot of any kind could barely do it. Three years ago this was as good as it got:
But now, a myoelectric prosthesis can replicate–even expand upon–a large degree of the dexterity and delicacy most people take for granted with their “original equipment” hands. Read the article and visit the manufacturer’s website for more info. Isn’t science amazing?