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Bionic hand project builds fingertip sensors

Scientists at the University of Newcastle are using microchips as fine as human hair to produce a prosthetic hand.

If successful the £1.4m project would enable much higher levels of function for people who have lost their limbs.

The team will build fingertip sensors to give the prosthesis a realistic sense of touch.

Sharon Barbour reports.

  • 24 Feb 2015
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