Technological advances are rapidly changing the capabilities of artificial arms, legs, hands and feet. But their cost is growing even faster than the need for them.
Many of the recent advances in prosthetics technology have focused on creating mechanical hands, devices that can not only simulate the many-jointed movements of a human hand, but can be controlled by the wearer’s nerves, and eventually their thoughts. Filmmaker Daria Price continues to monitor progress in the field she documented over the past seven years in Out on a Limb.
Out on a Limb will be shown tonight on KRCB Television at 9 pm. You can watch the trailer for the film below.