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The Smarthand uses a complex system of four motors and 40 sensors that enables patients to perform hand functions with a more realistic human ‘touch’, the nerves in their arm both controlling the hand and getting feeback about what it is touching.
It has been attached to the arm of a 22-year-old man who lost his own hand through cancer.
Researchers say it works by connecting human nerve endings with tiny electronic sensors.
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