An "electronic skin" developed by researchers at the National University of Singapore uses sensors to interpret signals in the same way the human nervous system does, which could facilitate sensation for people using prosthetic devices. Researchers spent more than a decade developing the electronic skin, described in the journal Science Robotics, and will soon conduct a clinical trial with an artificial hand.
Researchers develop "electronic skin" for prostheses
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