Posted by: leothegeo | 2014/02/19

Danish Man Gets Prosthetic Hand That Can Feel

A man in Denmark has received a prosthetic hand which allows him to feel anything that he to touches or holds.
36-year old Dennis Aabo Sørensen got his hand damaged during a New Year’s Eve celebration in 2004 when fireworks exploded. Doctors had then surgically amputate his hand.

Nine years later, in February 2013, researchers from École Polytechnique Fédéral De Lausanne and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy have surgically implanted electrodes into his arm. Electrodes were inserted into Dennis Aabo Sørensen’s arm as part of an experimental procedure in Rome. The electrodes attached to nerves in Sørensen’s arms received electrical currents, enabling him to get the sense of touch.

“The sensory feedback was incredible. I could feel things that I hadn’t been able to feel in over nine years. When I held an object, I could feel if it was soft or hard, round or square,” Sørensen told The Independent.

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