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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For the first time, people with arm amputations can experience sensations of touch in a mind-controlled arm prosthesis that they use in everyday life. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports on three Swedish patients who have lived, for several years, with this new technology -- one of the world's most integrated interfaces between human and machine.

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The advance is unique: the patients have used a mind-controlled prosthesis in their everyday life for up to seven years. For the last few years, they have also lived with a new function -- sensations of touch in the prosthetic hand. This is a new concept for artificial limbs, which are called neuromusculoskeletal prostheses -- as they are connected to the user's nerves, muscles, and skeleton.

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This cyberpunk future brought to you with a minimum of invasive surgery.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-05-27 12:21 PM | Reply

I didn't even know I had a bionic arm.

Am I a 'roid or a 'borg?

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-05-27 04:20 PM | Reply

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