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February 18, 2009

Robotic Hand allows Amputee to feel

at 5:48 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, What Were They Thinking


There are many times our brains play tricks on us but this Robotic Hand technology takes full advantage of it by making amputees feel again.

"One potential solution is to wire sensors in robotic fingers directly into nerves in the stump, but this poses some technical challenges. So instead Henrik Ehrsson, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, decided to see if a trick known as the "rubber hand illusion" could provide a simpler alternative."