Questions & Answers
Ideas
Lab Projects
Edit
|
12/17/2013

Hand prosthesis with a sense of touch

The Flash 9.0.0 plugin or higher is required to view content on this page, but was not detected on your browser.
Get Flash Player
    The idea is to develop an interface able to convey an impressive sense of touch from an array of locations on a prosthetic hand.
    The technology will feature a custom interface, which will contain and gently flatten three nerve bundles in the arm to maximize surface area. Three cuffs implanted inside the arm will deliver electrical signals from the prosthetic to nerve fibers to simulate the sense of touch. The interface will be able to convey tactile information from 20 spots on a prosthetic hand.
    The implants will also continue to function after 18 months, which is significant because electrical interfaces to nerve tissues have shown the tendency to degrade in performance.
Discussion
Picture
Jay
 
93%
Previous Next