E-Dermis Prosthetic

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A John Hopkins biomedical engineer, Luke Osborn, may be able to give the sense of touch and pain back to amputees, thanks to an electronic “skin” called an e-dermis that provides vital sensory information that could protect the prosthetic and the wearer. A thin layer of rubber and fabric slides over the fingertips of a prosthetic hand, which is hooked up to a small computer attached to the upper arm. When the skin touches an object, an electrical signal is sent to electrodes attached to the end of the stump that stimulate nerves in the arm. These bursts simulate nerve pulses, thus triggering a pain or touch response in the brain. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what super glue does in borax.

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