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Electronic Skin ‘E-Dermis' Gives Those With Prosthetics The Ability To Feel Pressure, Pain

14 days ago   |   By Inquisitr

Engineers at John Hopkins University have developed what they call the “e-dermis.” It's an electronic skin that fits over prosthetics, giving people the ability to feel sensations like pressure and pain, according to Science Daily. When used with a prosthetic, the e-dermis functions like regular skin via sensors that mimic nerve endings. These sensors then send messages back to peripheral nerves. Graduate student Luke Osborn described the practical applications of the new technology.
“This is interesting and new because now we can have a prosthetic hand that is already on the market and...
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