Advancement in Prosthetics can Re-gain their Sense of Touch

Prosthetics design has been fairly stable for a number of years. Recently, however, researchers have made a breakthrough in their studies, inventing prosthetics that connect to the individual’s brain to create a sense of touch when the artificial limb is used.

Scientists and engineers studying sensory restorations began a program in 2006 called the Defense Advanced Research Pojects Agency’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, in hopes of giving soldiers who lost their limbs in battle a more realistic replacement.

When asked about the most difficult parts of the research more than a decade, engineer and inventor Dean Kamen, who works on the team for prosthetics, replied, “All of it.”

Source: Deseret