Prosthetic “Feels Pain” Using Electronic Skin

Usury feedback vital for protecting our bodies

Image Credits: United States of America Sarah Fortney / U.S. Navy / Wikimedia Commons.

A prosthetic wrapped in electronic skin that can feel both pain and touch could help amputees avoid injury.

The skin, known as e-dermis, is a thin layer of rubber and fabric that fits over the fingertips of a prosthetic hand and generates pulses of electricity.

These small shocks fire into nerves in the stump to simulate a real feeling of touch when the electronic skin makes contact with objects.

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