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Amputee Feels Sensory Rich Information In Real-time With Bionic Hand
2014-02-06 10:59:41

[ Watch The Video: Amputee Feels in Real-Time with Bionic Hand ] Hillary Sanctuary - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Dennis Aabo Sorensen is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information -- in real-­time -- with a prosthetic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm; Sorensen could grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching while blindfolded. Nine years after an accident caused the loss of his left hand, Dennis Aabo Sørensen from Denmark...

New Bionic Hand Capable Of Feeling
2013-02-18 13:35:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Those who have lost a limb such as a hand have long had the option of using a prosthetic to restore some lost functionality. Though these prosthetics can be beneficial to these patients, studies have shown that as many as 50 percent of prosthetic wearers rarely use them due to appearance and poor controllability. For all the good these prosthetics are capable of, nothing can replace the fact that these patients have lost a part...

2013-02-18 10:18:11

For an amputee, replacing a missing limb with a functional prosthetic can alleviate physical or emotional distress and mean a return of vocational ability or cosmetics. Studies show, however, that up to 50 percent of hand amputees still do not use their prosthesis regularly due to less than ideal functionality, appearance, and controllability. But Silvestro Micera, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is paving the way...