Study on juggling may lead to advances in prosthetics

02/13/2014 | RedOrbit

The repeated rhythmic pattern of juggling, which combines perceptions of sight and touch, can provide insights into the process of locomotion and may one day help in the development of better touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. "It turns out that the art of juggling provides an interesting window into many of the same questions that you try to answer when you study forms of locomotion, such as walking or running," said study leader Noah Cowan. The study appeared in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

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