Bionic Hand Restores Sense Of Touch For Amputees

Bionic Hand Restores Sense Of Touch For Amputees

Sensors and electrodes connected to nerves allow amputees to differentiate an object's shape and texture again.

Serena Chu
  • 6 february 2014

Scientists have created a prosthetic hand which enables an amputee to experience the sensation of touch again. Developed as part of the Lifehand 2 project, this new bionic hand connects to an amputee’s arm, allowing him to make fine distinctions between an object’s shape and texture.

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