Prosthetic Hands Can Now Feel Sensations

Until now, prosthetic limbs failed to provide an important human feature: they lacked the sense of touch. Thanks to a team of Swiss scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and a project called TIME, a prosthetic hand has been developed that is able to provide the feeling of touch.

To make this all work, electrodes are implanted directly into nerves that allow for both motor input and real sensory feedback from the artificial limb. You can view a detailed summary of Project Time here.