German researchers develop a special pressure-sensing handle to aid young doctors

Although being a doctor requires a lot of education, it also requires a lot of instinct – especially in the surgical ward where precision is key and practice makes perfect. It takes years of practice to know just the right amount of pressure to apply when tightening a screw in someone’s broken bone for instance, and young surgeons learn by doing. Later this month, researchers will present the prototype of a new handle that lights up when the correct amount of pressure has been applied.

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