Cleveland Clinic researchers create bionic hand for amputees

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If you’re a "Star Wars" fan, you’ll remember the scene with Luke Skywalker and his bionic hand.

Now researchers at Cleveland Clinic are making this a reality for amputees.

"We built the system actually using an off-the-shelf prosthetic as our basis, but then we put in high level computing, and we put in touch sensation, and we put in movement sensation. So, when you look at the limb itself, it looks like any other limb," said Paul Marasco, PhD, with Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.

Doctors say more research is needed before bionic limbs become common for amputees.