Zhenan Bao, a chemical engineer from Stanford University, led the group that developed an artificial “skin” that can detect pressure and send that sensory information directly to brain cells.
The device -made out of a flexible plastic material- can differentiate between the pressure difference between a firm handshake and a soft touch.
According to Bao, who has spent over a decade trying to create a material that mimics both the flexibility and sensory capabilities of the human hand, this is a major breakthrough in adding a sense of touch to prosthetic limbs.
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