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Make It Wearable | Becoming Superhuman

Development Track submissions are opening for Intel's Make It Wearable Challenge Tuesday, May 13, 2014. We're looking for innovative, feasible concepts that ...
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The technology that puts the human touch into prostheses

The technology that puts the human touch into prostheses | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
The touch-sensitive technology used in smartphones is helping to create a revolution in artificial limbs Being able to put your arm around the shoulder of a friend who is upset and giving them a squeeze may not seem like a significant skill, but it...
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"..Being able to put your arm around the shoulder of a friend who is upset and giving them a squeeze may not seem like a significant skill, but it is. Most humans are so good at judging the level of force they exert on others that accidently crushing or bashing someone in such a situation is rarely a problem. For amputees fitted with prostheses such things are not so easy. What they need, of course is that their artificial limbs should have a sense of touch. And that may soon be possible, thanks to some astonishing experiments carried out by a group based at the University of Chicago"...

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