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Daily WOW: Prosthetic Limbs Connect to Brain, Permit True Sensations

The Daily Catch - published on 06/03/16

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the APT Center at the Cleveland VA Medical Center have developed a technology that can connect the nerves of amputees to new prosthetic arms that allow the wearer to feel again. Igor Spetic is the first test case and he seems thrilled with the results:

“What I think is fascinating about this is that the perception of touch actually occurs in the brain, not in the hand itself. So, losing the limb is really just losing the switch that turns that sensation on and off.” -Dustin Tyler PhD

We agree with Dr. Tyler that this is a fascinating advancement in technology that will most likely lead to a much brighter future for amputees. Depression is one of the many challenges that people face after amputation and this can give them the most important thing to combat despair: Hope.

You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety – Job 11:18

Just another thing in the world to make us say WOW!

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