The Seattle Times


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Step to artificial hand that feels what you touch

This March 2013 handout photo provided by Science Translational Medicine shows amputee Dennis Aabo Sorensen holding an orange while wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome. To feel what you touch is the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange.