Iranian researchers at a technological company built a home-made bionic hand with independent finger movement.
“The bionic hand which has been designed and built enjoys 7 degree of freedom, including full rotation of the wrist, rotation and stretching open and closing of the thumb and opening and closing of the other 4 fingers separately,” Saeed Bahrami Moqaddam, the CEO of the company, said on Wednesday.
“Separate finger movement, image processing, computer and mobile communication, and sensory recognition are other features of the bionic hand,” he added.
The Iranian scientists have been increasingly using technology to treat and help patients in the country.
In February Iranian researchers succeeded in tapping into 3D-printing technology for improving the quality and precision of surgeries, it was announced during the 18th International Congress of Iranian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
According to Reza Sharifi, the Executive Director of the 18th International Congress of Iranian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the device was developed domestically by Iranian researchers, and uses computers to design surgical guides and produces them through the use of 3D printers.
“At the 18th International Congress of Iranian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, we focused on two key topics: ‘surgery with minimum side-effects’, and ‘the use of digital and cutting-edge technologies’,” he said.
“We are working to use cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printers in this field to improve both the precision of surgical procedures and minimize postoperative complications,” he added.
“We are the leading country in the Middle East in oral and maxillofacial surgery,” he maintained.