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This US$2,200 prosthetic gives you two extra hands on each arm

Youbionic is also selling the 3d-printing files for its two-handed wearable

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 February, 2018, 11:35am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 February, 2018, 11:35am

By Magdalena Petrova

A start-up called Youbionic wants to elevate people’s abilities by giving them a set of extra hands. The company’s double-handed, 3D-printed prosthetic is controlled by flex sensors on the user’s fingers. Each hand has six actuators that allow it to pinch and close.

Youbionic launched in 2014 with a single-handed prosthetic. The company says that it’s now working to modify its two-handed wearable to perform everyday tasks such as turning a handle and typing on a keyboard.

Consumers can either buy the 3D-printing files for the prosthetic on the Youbionic website for US$244, or order the fully printed wearable for US$2,200.

Read the original article at CNBC