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Transistor Could Help to Restore the Sensation of Touch, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Study



5/17/2013 8:18:54 AM

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A new type of transistor could enable smarter touchscreens, artificial skin that "feels," and prosthetic limbs that send sensory feedback to amputees. Years after a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, Tim Hemmes was able to move a prosthetic arm using just his thoughts, even using it to high-five his girlfriend. The high-five was the result of an incredible feat of neuroscience and engineering, one that earned the project a 2012 Breakthrough Award. Yet for Hemmes it wasn't a complete victory. "I want to move my own arms, not just a robotic arm," he told PM then.

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