The Miracles of Science
And the Deaf Shall Hear
29-year-old Sloan Churman was born deaf. She has worn hearing aids since she was two, “but hearing aids only help so much.”
Eight weeks ago, she was fitted with an Esteem “hearing implant.” Here she is turning it on for the first time.
Then He Said to the Man, “Stretch Out Your hand.”
An Austrian man decides to trade in his non-functioning left hand for a bionic one.
In this video, he uses the new hand to tie shoes and pour water from a bottle, and tests a prototype that gives him better wrist movement. And by ‘better’ wrist movement, he can spin his wrist 360 degrees!
Let the Skywalker jokes and analogies begin!
UCLA’s first hand transplant patient adapting well to new hand. The 26-year-old from Yuba City, Calif., underwent transplant surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a 14-hour procedure that began just before midnight on March 4 and concluded at 2:30 p.m. the next day.”
Let’s not kid ourselves: it ain’t perfect… but pretty frickin’ cool nonetheless!