A new study reports neurons in the somatosensory cortex respond differently to various features of a surface, creating a high dimensional representation of texture in the brain. The findings could help develop neuroprosthetics capable of identifying textures in greater detail.
A new MRI study reveals the brain retains neural 'fingerprints' of a missing hand, decades after amputation and regardless of whether the person experiences phantom limb sensations.
A new study reports amputees often feel as though their prosthetic limb is part of their body.
A new study that utilized electronic sensors discovered prosthesis users rely more heavily on their intact limbs to perform every tasks in their daily lives.
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.