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Amputee Naturally Feels Through Bionic Hand

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:50am
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Italian researchers developed new technology that transmits what the fingers of a prosthetic are sensing as real tactile perception. They implanted electrodes in the remaining arm of a Danish patient at the median and ulnar nerves, which were then stimulated in response to the pressure sensors built into the prosthetic. While he was blindfolded, the man naturally felt how strong his grip was and could tell what shape were the objects placed in his prosthetic hand.

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