From Hook to Skywalker - the progress of prosthetic limbs
Artificial arms have a long history, from the fearsome hook and peg leg of seafarers of old to the bionic limbs of prosthetic supermen of modern fiction. But what is the reality for a modern user of an artificial arm? The press has many uplifting stories of 3D printed limbs but is this something that can work every day for a person who just wants to get on with their lives? This talk will look into the technology and the challenges of adapting great ideas to practical devices. It tries to answer the question: Captain Hook or Luke Skywalker?