While we frequently hear about the replacement of arthritic hips and knees with implants, wrists are another matter, as they're very complex joints. And although artificial wrists do exist, a new one is claimed to provide a fuller range of motion.
It looks like a fitness tracker, acts like a smartwatch, yet has has no buttons or screen. It also plays audio when you touch your finger to your ear and is gesture and voice-controlled. It's called Get and its creators think it could change the way we connect with each other and our information.
Researchers have developed a prosthetic joint that connects directly to the forearm bones of an amputee, allowing them to use a prosthesis with a wrist-like rotary movement. Use of the new joint could dramatically improve the quality of life for amputees.