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An Artificial Hand with Real Feelings

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Prosthetic hand

A new kind of nerve interface gives the wearer, Igor Spetic, a sense of touch at 20 spots on his prosthetic hand.

Credit: Russell Lee | Case Western Reserve University

There have been remarkable mechanical advances in prosthetic limbs in recent years, including rewiring nerve fibers to control sophisticated mechanical arms (see "A Lifelike Prosthetic Arm"), and brain interfaces that allow for complicated thought control (see "Brain Helps Quadriplegics Move Robotic Arms with Their Thoughts").

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