Boycott This: Smart Prosthetic Hand

Goldstone has unleashed a whole new round of boycotting activity, including the folks at Trondheim U. in Norway. As a number of people have pointed out, if you don’t want to be a hypocrite, refuse not only to deal with Israelis, but also anything they produce.

prosthetic hand

Applause For The SmartHand: Human-machine Interface Is Essential Link In Groundbreaking Prosthetic Hand
ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2009) —

In one sense, our hands define our humanity. Our opposable thumbs and our hands’ unique structure allow us to write, paint, and play the piano. Those who lose their hands as a result of accident, conflict or disease often feel they’ve lost more than mere utility.

A new invention from Tel Aviv University researchers may change that. Prof. Yosi Shacham-Diamand of TAU’s Department of Engineering, working with a team of European Union scientists, has successfully wired a state-of-the-art artificial hand to existing nerve endings in the stump of a severed arm. The device, called “SmartHand,” resembles — in function, sensitivity and appearance — a real hand.

Robin af Ekenstam of Sweden, the project’s first human subject, has not only been able to complete extremely complicated tasks like eating and writing, he reports he is also able to “feel” his fingers once again.

In short, Prof. Shacham-Diamand and his team have seamlessly rewired Ekenstam’s mind to his SmartHand.

Read the rest.

If you have academic credentials, I recommend the following petition protesting European lunacy in Norway.

hereA Petition To Refute and Condemn the Anti-Israel Academic Boycott Campaign at Norway’s Trondheim University

Written by: By 246
October 31, 2009

To: Academic Colleagues From Around The World Wishing to Refute and Condemn the Campaign at Norway’s Trondheim University to Boycott Israeli Scholars and Academic Institutions

We, the undersigned Nobel Laureates, scholars and members of the international academic, research and professional community, refute and condemn the campaign to boycott Israeli academics and academic institutions at Trondheim University.

We stand in solidarity with Israeli academics and academic institutions; if you boycott them, boycott us as well.

Read the rest.

Always wanted to go to Trondheim.

6 Responses to Boycott This: Smart Prosthetic Hand

  1. margie says:

    That is a great opportunity for those with a missing hand to prove their nobility and superiority to the crass material discoveries of the Zionist entity.

    Here’s yet another one for them to boycott. http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1126056.html

  2. chaim says:

    considering the timing and the first beneficiary’s nationality – a Swede – there is a huge irony here. would Donald Bostrom now investigate the possibility that the SmartHand was actually harvested from a Palestinian ?…

    in any case thanks for an interesting and positive story.

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  4. Norwegia says:

    Norwegia…

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