A man from Rome, Italy, who lost the lower part of his arm in an accident, will receive a bionic hand that allows him to feel what he's touching. The pioneering transplant will take place later this year, when a bionic hand will be attached directly to the man's nervous system via electrodes. This should allow the patient to control the hand with his thoughts and his brain to receive sensory signals from the bionic hand's sensors. "It will be the first prosthetic that will provide real-time sensory feedback for grasping," said Dr. Micera of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland. [Source]
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