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A Sensitive Advance in Prosthetics

Bionic hand gives its user real-time sensory feedback.

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The road to a major breakthrough in prosthetics began decades ago with a young Italian boy in front of a TV. “I watched The Six Million Dollar Man, fascinated by the idea of connecting the natural and the artificial and using this technology to help people,” says Silvestro Micera, now the lead researcher of the European LifeHand 2 project. In February, Micera and his colleagues announced that they had successfully tested the first artificial hand to provide its user with real-time se...
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