The Power to Heal at the Tips of Your Fingers, University of Illinois, Northwestern University and Dalian University of Technology Study  
8/10/2012 7:39:29 AM

The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves. The devices, shown to be capable of responding with high precision to the stresses and strains associated with touch and finger movement, are a step towards the creation of surgical gloves for use in medical procedures such as local ablations and ultrasound scans.