Prosthetic Research Aims to Restore a Sense of Touch and Spatial Awareness

Prosthetic Research Aims to Restore a Sense of Touch and Spatial Awareness

Consider the action of picking up a coffee cup, tennis ball, or similar objects. You look a the device, perhaps not actually focusing on it, then rely on your muscles, sense touch, along with an ability called proprioception, which allows your brain to sense the position of your limbs, to complete the action with little thought. Without these sensory abilities, however, amputees must normally rely more on visual cues to determine limb location, as well as whether the target object is properly secured.


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