Sensory feedback: Not impossible, but still far off
Researchers like the RIC's Levi Hargrove imagine a day when prosthetic limbs aren't just controlled with our thoughts using rerouted nerves, but are able to transmit sensory feedback to users.
That means feeling the grass beneath one's feet or experiencing the hard-to-describe sensation of holding up one's arm or leg and suspending it in the air. "In order to get these advancements, we would need cutting-edge sensors that could perhaps be implanted in the body that could directly interface with the nerve," Hargrove said.
October 12, 2013 6:55 PM PDT
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