In a story for Motherboard, Nicky Ashwell discusses living life with an advanced bionic hand called the Bebionic Small which uses myoelectric control. The hand uses a number of grips intended for different tasks. The variety of grips is made possible by individual motors in each of the hand’s fingers.
In this episode of Humans+, we meet Ashwell and discover more about the technology behind the hand and what the prosthetics of the future could look like. While Ashwell appreciates the extra functionality the hand gives her, she’s wary of relying too much on technology and the impact that could have on her own sense of identity.