Prosthetics to Touch

Prosthetics to Touch
Innovation
Claudia Cukrov
  • 6 october 2008


Human prosthetics are one step closer to the real deal, with researchers developing a prosthetic hand that offers weight and fragility sensations similar to its biological counterpart.  The University of Southern California research team discovered that by using gel within the fingertips of the prosthetic, users were able to judge an object’s characteristics. The natural properties of the gel allows it to vibrate off objects, sending tactile information to the brain.

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