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An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings

Manufacturing Group | December 16, 2013

A new nerve interface can simulate a sense of touch from 20 spots on a prosthetic hand.

An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings

There have been remarkable mechanical advances in prosthetic limbs in recent years, including rewiring nerve fibers to control sophisticated mechanical arms, and brain interfaces that allow for complicated thought control. But for all this progress, prosthetic limbs cannot send back sensory information to the wearer, making it harder for them to do tasks like pick up objects without crushing them or losing their grip.

Click here to read the full story by David Talboton MIT Technology Review.

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