DARPA's Researchers Develop an Artificial Hand That Restores a Sense of Touch

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  September 15, 2015 at 3:46 AM Research News
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An artificial hand that can give a man a near-natural level of touch has recently been tested by researchers at the US agency DARPA.
 DARPA's Researchers Develop an Artificial Hand That Restores a Sense of Touch
DARPA's Researchers Develop an Artificial Hand That Restores a Sense of Touch

The Engadget said, "The patient could tell when scientists were pressing against specific fingers. The key was to augment the thought-controlled hand with a set of pressure-sensitive torque motors wired directly to the brain. Any time the hand touched something, it sent electrical signals that felt much like flesh-and-bone contact. The sensors do not cover the entire hand and they do not account for temperature or other factors the users will likely worry about when grabbing objects."

Still a lot of research has to be done before this hardware reaches the patients.

Source: ANI

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