Prosthetic hands link to nerves to make touch feel real

Matt Wood, Futurity, Oct 27, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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The leading edge and obviously best use for this technology is of course to help amputees gain feeling in their artificial hands. But there is no reason why the technology developed would stop with amputees, especially if the interface between mind and machine were not excessively invasive. The applications could literally redefine what we mean by "hands on" training and development. Imagine working with a simulation that could respond to your touch exactly the way the real environment would. The work was published in Science Translational Medicine by Emily L. Graczyk, et.al.

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