How Luke Skywalker’s robotic hand inspired the prosthetics of tomorrow – CNN

(CNN) Luke Skywalker losing his right hand may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for real-life amputees. Because at the stroke of Darth Vader’s lightsaber, the grizzliest moment in “The Empire Strikes Back” has had a useful, if unintentional, consequence.

While audiences were busy digesting Darth Vader’s revelation that he was, indeed, Luke’s father, a seven-year-old Benjamin Tee was paying attention to a small scene towards the film’s end, when Skywalker is fitted with a prosthetic.


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