Todd Kuiken

Feb. 13, 2009

Prosthetic Limb Advance

A new surgical technique improves amputees' control of prosthetic arms.

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Re-Wiring the Sense of Touch

Doctors have rewired the nerves of two amputees to restore the sensation of touch in a missing hand. The researchers hope the work will lead to better prosthetic devices.

prosthetic, brain, nervous system, amputees

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