Scientists develop system that allows prosthetic hands to mimic feeling

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Prosthetics have come a long way over the past half century or so. Gone are the days where "dumb" artificial limbs are the only option, and today new breakthroughs have resulted in incredibly lifelike prosthetics that can allow the wearer to control it with their mind. However, there are still a few ways in which even the most high-tech artificial arms and legs come up shy, and one very important shortcoming is in the sense of touch.

Now, scientists have developed a way by which a prosthetic limb can be intuitively felt by the wearer, allowing them to manipulate objects blindly. The work, which was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, is a huge step towards making artificial limbs feel just as natural as the real deal.

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