Researchers have developed a new electronic skin that can allow amputees to perceive touch sensations via their prosthesis. The technology, dubbed e-dermis, can recreate the sense of touch and pain by sensing stimuli and relaying impulses back to peripheral nerves.
Researchers have developed a new neural interface that is able to relay commands from the central nervous system to a robotic prosthesis.
Researchers have created an artificial nervous system that may give prosthetics and robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch. The system is sensitive enough to identify letters in the Braille alphabet.
A new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals may help make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use, researchers report.
Researchers use holographic projection into the brain to activate and suppress neurons. The technology has the ability to copy real patterns of brain activity and trick the brain into perceiving sensory information. The technology could have implications for the development of new prosthetics and brain implants.
Researchers have developed a new method of restoring movement sensation for upper limb amputees. The researchers used small robots to vibrate muscles in order to 'turn on' movement sensations.
University of Exeter researchers report people with prosthetic arms are not able to experience the 'size-weight' illusion as strongly as those without missing limbs.
Mapping brain activity of able body people traversing different terrains on a treadmill may lead to the development of better prosthetics, U of H researchers report.