Lacking fingers isn't something we'd wish on anyone, but at least we can take solace in knowing that there are robotics companies that make prosthetic replacements.
Touch Bionics is one of the names in the robotics industry that deals in, as its name implies, bionic arms, legs, fingers, etc.
Its latest act was the improvement of its prosthetic fingers (part of the i-LIMB product line), so that they are lighter, smaller and anatomically accurate.
"The new finger development enables i-limb digits prostheses to be made smaller, lighter and more anatomically accurate, and therefore suitable for a wider population, such as those with smaller hands, or whose amputations are closer to the base of the fingers," said Ian Stevens, CEO, Touch Bionics.
There was no price given for a set of fingers, nor for the new wristband that is meant to accompany them (it integrates all the energy and computing power needed to operate the fingers).