Bionic Fingers

A study published this week in eLife described how amputees are soon going to be able to feel the world around them.  In this proof-of-concept study, an amputee was surgically implanted with an electrode array that provided an interface between a prosthetic finger and the nervous system.  This allowed the participant to touch and feel different surfaces – and could actually discriminate between them more successfully that intact volunteers using a temporary version of the electrode array. Continue reading “This Week’s Top 3 Science News (7/3 to 14/3)”