New prosthetic hand features enhanced feeling technology

12/10/2013 | Washington Times, The

Scientists from the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University have developed a prosthetic hand that has 20 spots capable of feeling. A 7-millimeter connector joins sensors on the hand to nerves in the residual limb, and the touch sensation lasts for 18 months or more. "This is the greatest number of distinct touch sensations generated by peripheral nerve stimulation that I know of," Northwestern University neuroscience professor Lee Miller said.

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