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Researchers Make Synthetic Skin That Adds Touch to Artificial Limbs

People who use artificial limbs are now able to move with their prosthetics with thoughts, but they still have the very literal problem of not knowing their own strength. Picking up something as delicate as a strawberry could easily turn the fruit to mush because there's no way to gauge how much pressure is being exerted. So scientists at Stanford have created a flexible fabric-like skin embedded with sensors that mimic some of natural skin’s sensory functions. The results of the...

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