Low-cost 3D printed hand suits man for daily needs (w/ video)
Force-feedback for smartphones tilts game-playing field (w/ video)
Earnings show less for left-handed, says study
UC Davis team's piano system animates hands to do-re-mi (w/ video)
Getting a grip on robotic grasp
Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand—or rather, ...
Namiki Lab air hockey robot can play with strategy (w/ Video)
Bridging sensory gap between artificial and real skin
Discovery of 1.4 million-year-old fossil human hand bone closes human evolution gap
Humans have a distinctive hand anatomy that allows them to make and use tools. Apes and other nonhuman primates do not have these distinctive anatomical features in their hands, and the point in time at which ...
Researchers using Kinect to allow deaf people to communicate via computer (w/ Video)
Exoskeleton will carry closer touch with digital world
Elliptic Labs powers up ultrasound for touchless gesturing
World's oldest butchering tools gave evolutionary edge to human communication
Two and a half million years ago, our hominin ancestors in the African savanna crafted rocks into shards that could slice apart a dead gazelle, zebra or other game animal. Over the next 700,000 years, this ...
Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb
New research from biological anthropologists at the University of Kent has shown that the use of the non-dominant hand was likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology.
Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans
New research suggests pre-Homo human ancestral species, such as Australopithecus africanus, used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought.