But could Luke Skywalker play the piano?

Georgia Tech’s new technology for prosthetics is straight out of Star Wars. Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand has inspired Georgia Institute of Technology researchers to use ultrasound technology to enable people with prosthetic hands to move individual fingers.


Jason Barnes, a music aficionado who lost his right arm just below his elbow, is back at the piano. Not only that, but Georgia Tech also designed a hand that can play the drums faster than a human hand.

Keep up the good work Georgia Tech. May the Force be with you. Always.

The sky’s the limit for this team:
Gil Weinberg, Georgia Tech College of Design, Project Leader
Minoru Shinohara, Georgia Tech College of Sciences
Chris Fink, Georgia Tech College of Sciences
Levent Degertekin, Georgia TechWoodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
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