A Hand Instead of a Tool: New Prosthetics Offer Increased Touch-Sensitivity

A Hand Instead of a Tool: New Prosthetics Offer Increased Touch-Sensitivity

Touch-sensitive prosthetics are unarguably a life-changing development. For amputees, the prospect of being able to experience not just sensation with their prosthetics, but the level of intensity of the sensation as well, is powerful and infinitely useful. A team of scientists is making great strides in providing that very experience to amputees in a study called, The neural basis of perceived intensity in natural and artificial touch, published in October 2016 in Science Translational Medicine.

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