Medicine: Touch sensitive bionic arm | IJSRD
Researchers at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University have developed a new kind of interface that can convey a sense of touch from 20 spots on a prosthetic hand. It does this by directly stimulating nerve bundles—known as peripheral nerves—in the arms of patients; two people have so far been fitted with the interface. What’s more, the implants continue to work after 18 months, a noteworthy milestone given that electrical interfaces to nerve tissue can gradually degrade in performance.
Reason why it made the list: these breakthroughs in connecting electronic devices through the nervous system can eventually enable everything from artificial limbs to sensory organs like eyes and ears. It’ll probably be a while before we can plug into the Matrix though…
Posted on November 3, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged call for paper, call for research paper, e- Journal, IJSRD, Indian Journal, International Journal, Journal, Journal for Scientific Research & Development, journal of engineering, journal of Science, online Journal, peer reviewed journals, thesis publication. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.