Some bionic limbs even offer a sense of touch.
Prosthetic technology has really advanced in the last few years. More than ever, dentures are designed to look, move and feel more like real limbs. through the use of bionics. This adds another level of comfort for those who need to use them.
So what makes bionic limbs so much better than regular dentures? It all comes down to how they are controlled.
The bionic limbs are fed from the outside and controlled by electrical signals from muscles or nerves above the level of amputation. Come bionic limbs even manage to offer a sense of touch.
Touch is crucial to our functioning in everyday scenarios. It not only prevents injuries, but also allows us to position ourselves. And rresearchers have already been able to partially give amputees a sense of touch on their bionic hands. This was done by using electrodes to apply precise electrical stimulation to their hands at the point of amputation. Amputated people report that they can distinguish hard from soft objects.
How have scientists made this impressive progress? What other developments are there in bionics? What is he doing? future detention for amputees? We answer these and other questions in our video.