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domenica, novembre 15th, 2009

Prosthetic, robotic ‘Smart Hand’ has feelings, too

da Engadget di Laura June
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Researchers in Italy and Sweden have spent the last ten years developing what they call the "Smart Hand," a prosthetic hand
which enables feeling in its fingertips. The hand — which was recently
wired up to a test patient through a surgical procedure — has four
motors and forty sensors which are linked directly to the brain.
In the surgery, the nerve endings of the patient were linked up to
receptors in the hand, which allows for feeling in the fingertips of
the hand, even though the hand is not really a part of his body. In the
video after the break, you can see the greater precision and dexterity
this hand allows for. Though the research still needs to be refined
before practical use, it looks pretty far along — and pretty awesome
— to us.

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