Prosthetic medicine

Prosthetic medicine
 

ARTIFICIAL limbs are nothing new. An ersatz toe, made of wood and leather and found attached to the mummified body of an Egyptian noblewoman in Cairo, in 2000, is thought to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old. Things have moved on since then. Modern prostheses sport things like articulated fingers that can be controlled by picking up impulses from their wearer’s remaining nerves.
But a bionic limb receiving commands is only half the picture. To be a true replacement, it should also be able to send sensations back to its wearer, to enable him to control it precisely. And, in a study just... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 53
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