Case Hand Prosthesis With Sense of Touch Allows Amputees to Feel

There have been a few attempts at simulating a sense of touch in prosthetic hands (see flashbacks below), but a recently released video from Case Western Reserve University demonstrates newly developed haptic technology that looks convincingly impressive. Here’s a video…

There have been a few attempts at simulating a sense of touch in prosthetic hands (see flashbacks below), but a recently released video from Case Western Reserve University demonstrates newly developed haptic technology that looks convincingly impressive. Here’s a video of an amputee wearing a prosthetic hand with a sensor on the forefinger, while blindfolded and wearing headphones that block any hearing, pulling stems off of cherries. The first part of the video shows him doing it with the sensor turned off and then when it’s activated.

 
Flashbacks: Intraneural Electrode System Allows for Prostheses That Can Feel; Tactile Sensors Expand Ability of Prosthetic Technology
(hat tip: MIT Tech Review)

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by Editors on Dec 12, 2013 • 12:17 pm

There have been a few attempts at simulating a sense of touch in prosthetic hands (see flashbacks below), but a recently released video from Case Western Reserve University demonstrates newly developed haptic technology that looks convincingly impressive. Here’s a video of an amputee wearing a prosthetic hand with a sensor on the forefinger, while blindfolded and wearing headphones that block any hearing, pulling stems off of cherries. The first part of the video shows him doing it with the sensor turned off and then when it’s activated.

 
Flashbacks: Intraneural Electrode System Allows for Prostheses That Can Feel; Tactile Sensors Expand Ability of Prosthetic Technology
(hat tip: MIT Tech Review)

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