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Bionic Fingertip Restores Amputee's Sense Of Touch

The breakthrough could have a huge impact on the creation of prosthetics in the future.

Dennis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand in a firework accident 11 years ago, but a new technological advancement could help him regain his sense of touch. Researchers have had success with a bionic fingertip that integrates electrodes with his nerves. Those electrodes then relay sensory information to his brain, giving him the ability to feel once more. While using the device, Sørensen has been incredibly successful at distinguishing between rough and smooth surfaces. Researchers hope that the technology will one day be used to revolutuonize prosthetics for amputees.

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