prosthetic limbs Tag

Technology has continued to improve the effectiveness of prosthetics over the years, making it easier for those who have lost limbs to lead more normal lives by being able to grasp objects in much the same way they would with their natural hand. The one detail that has always been missing, however, was the sense...

Recent experiments show progress toward the development of touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs. What makes these so advanced is their real-time interaction with the brain. Researchers at the University of Chicago are working on the sensory aspects of prosthetic limbs. Touch and pattern experiments with monkeys, who have sensory systems resembling humans, have shown that specific patterns of...