If you’re a master chef, a home cook, or someone who occasionally wanders into a kitchen in search of food, you’d know that your life is much easier with two hands. That’s why it’s so heartbreaking that classically trained chef Eduardo Garcia lost his left hand in an electrocution accident. But it’s also awesome that he’s been outfitted with a bionic hand to help him in the kitchen.
It’s a pretty sweet set up, considering the circumstances. The new hand which was designed by Touch Bionics and outfitted by Advanced Arm Dynamics is motorised, wireless and uses Bluetooth can grip in 25 different ways. Made from silicone and carbon fibre, the bionic hand can last an entire day on a charge.
Garcia’s forearm muscles control the movements of the hand — his skin connects with electrodes in the prothesis — and he’s able to do a lot of the things a chef needs to do. So awesome. Chef Eduardo Garcia owns the food company Montana Mex. [Huffington Post]