Plug and Play: the world’s first ready-to-use bionic arm prosthesis developed and implanted


Picture: Graphic explaining how the arm prosthesis works; Copyright: MedUni Vienna/A. Cserveny

This implant, for the first time, allows for bidirectional communication between a prosthetic hand and electrodes implanted in the nerves and muscles of the upper arm and was anchored to the humerus through osseointegration.