To Make Prostheses Better, They Have To Talk Back
Improving prostheses means granting them their own sense of touch and making them more complex.By Evan Thomas | October 13, 2016
Today, our most advanced prostheses can do pretty much everything we use our hands or feet for. But to make them as good as or better than a natural limb, they've got to feel natural themselves.
Controlling an artificial arm just by thinking is an important step, and we're getting good at it. But getting feedback from it — feeling where it is and what it's touching — is more difficult.