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Myoelectric Arms

...contain electrodes at their upper ends that receive electrical impulses from the twitching of muscles in the patient's stump. These impulses are highly amplified in order to control motors that open and close the hand. A feedback vibration lets the wearer knowwhen the hand is fully open or closed. The artificial skin can be obtained in various tones and simulates the appearance of human skin.

Myoelectric Arms

SOURCE
Yearbook of Science and the Future Chicago, Illinois: Encyclopędia Britannica, 1979

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