Smartphones can help give prostheses a sense of touch

10/30/2013 | Hispanic Business

Mark Miodownik and the University of Chicago-based team working on the Light.Touch.Matters project are investigating how smartphone screens can be used to fabricate touch-sensitive prosthetic hands. "The technology that works on the flat and hard mobile phone screens has to be adapted to the soft, deformable and multiple curved surfaces of a prosthesis -- a considerable challenge," he writes.

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