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Images: Bionic Hand That Can Feel

Feeling bionic hand

Feeling bionic hand

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Sensory feedback enabled prosthesis, close-up.

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome, March 2013.

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome, March 2013.

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome, March 2013.

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome, March 2013.

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome, March 2013.

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome, March 2013.

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome, March 2013.

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen

(Image credit: LifeHand 2/Patrizia Tocci)

Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome, March 2013.

Neuroengineer Silvestro Micera

Neuroengineer Silvestro Micera

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Neuroengineer Silvestro Micera, researcher at EPFL and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Researcher Stanisa Raspopovic

Researcher Stanisa Raspopovic

(Image credit: EPFL / Hillary Sanctuary)

Stanisa Raspopovic, from Silvestro Micera’s research team at EPFL and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Tanya Lewis
Tanya was a staff writer for Live Science from 2013 to 2015, covering a wide array of topics, ranging from neuroscience to robotics to strange/cute animals. She received a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Brown University. She has previously written for Science News, Wired, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, the radio show Big Picture Science and other places. Tanya has lived on a tropical island, witnessed volcanic eruptions and flown in zero gravity (without losing her lunch!). To find out what her latest project is, you can visit her website.