Amputee with prosthetic hand experiences breakthrough in sensory ability: able to sense temperature

A team of researchers from the Technical University of Lausanne and Scola Supérieure have developed a thermal sensing system that has the potential to revolutionize prosthetic technology. This innovative technology allows amputees to experience temperature sensations during tasks, bringing a human touch to their experience.

During a successful trial of the thermal sensing system, a participant was able to distinguish between bottles of water at different temperatures and also improve their ability to differentiate between human and prosthetic arms. The team is currently working on improving the system and combining it with other sensations such as touch and proprioception.

The researchers believe that this technology will play a significant role in the commercial prosthetic industry in the near future. Their findings have been published in an article outlining the potential of this technology to restore the entire range of sensations in amputees. While their work is not yet complete, they are excited about the possibilities that this technology holds for improving the lives of amputees.

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