30 Nov '15, 7pm
This prosthetic hand lets amputees feel what they're touching
is getting increasingly advanced, the Case Western researchers have been able to find a way to connect sensors in the hand to receptors in the brain and enable the user to understand just what the sensors are sensing. The sensors measure the “pressure applied to various objects,” according to Time Magazine, and then convert the measurements into neural (brain) code. This code is then sent through wires implanted in Spetic’s arm around nerve bundles and then the signals are sent to his brain using neural pathways that weren’t damaged by the amputation.