Making Powered Prosthetics Easier To Use (video) North Carolina State University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Researchers from NC State University and the University of North Carolina have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. In preliminary testing, both able-bodied and amputee volunteers were able to use the model-controlled interface to perform all of the required hand and wrist motions -- despite having very little training. The new software is demonstrated here using a prosthetic hand created by DEKA Research & Development Corp. Credit Lizhi Pan, NC State University Usage Restrictions Video credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.