prosthetics
Prosthesis Re-creates Sensation of Touch
Prosthesis Re-creates Sensation of Touch
Kate Yandell | Feb 5, 2014
A man whose hand and lower arm were amputated could sense shapes and stiffness and modulate the force of his grasp using a prosthetic hand that was temporarily wired to nerves in his upper arm.
Thoughts Control Robotic Hand
Thoughts Control Robotic Hand
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 17, 2012
Researchers develop a mind-controlled, prosthetic hand for a quadriplegic patient.
Self-Healing Electronic Skin
Self-Healing Electronic Skin
Dan Cossins | Nov 14, 2012
A new type of pressure-sensitive self-healing plastic could be used as synthetic skin to allow people with prosthetic limbs to feel.
Missing Touch
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Bionic fingers. Rewired nerves. Science fiction becomes reality as scientists attempt to give prosthetics a sense of touch.
Robo Touch
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Because of a lack of touch, upper-limb prosthetic users must look at their prosthetic hands the whole time they use them. Unfortunately, the prosthetics research community has put most of its efforts into making arms with wider ranges of motion and m