Amputees are able to regain sense of touch and 'feel' with their prosthetic hands, thanks to new technological advances.
Reconnecting muscle pairs during surgery following amputation provides patients more sensory feedback from the limb, researchers report.
A newly developed bionic arm combines motor control with touch and hand movement sensations, allowing those with upper-arm amputations to behave and react as though they haven't lost their limb.
EEG and brain machine interface allows amputees to move a prosthetic hand, a new study reports.
A newly designed bionic eye is safe and stable for long-term implantation, researchers conclude following a three-month study in sheep. The discovery paves the way for human trials of the bionic device.
DARPA's HAPTIX program seeks to provide amputees with natural touch sensations.
A newly developed robotic thumb imprints how the hand is represented in the brain. Using the robotic thumb, researchers reported improvements in conducting dexterity tasks, such as building with blocks. Additionally, those who trained to use the additional thumb began to feel as though the digit was a part of their body.
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Findings allow for the development of an autonomously updating brain-machine interface, which is able to improve on its own by learning about its subject without additional programming. The system could help develop new robotic prosthetics, which can perform more naturally.